Fed. Circ. Axes More Claims Of Gree Patent In Supercell Fight

Law360 (November 19, 2020, 10:47 PM EST) -- The Federal Circuit on Thursday upheld a Patent Trial and Appeal Board ruling that struck down parts of a virtual city-building patent challenged by "Clash of Clans" maker Supercell Oy, while also invalidating several more claims in the same patent.

In a 13-page nonprecedential opinion, a three-judge panel said that the PTAB got it right when the board deemed a number of claims in Gree Inc.'s patent invalid under the U.S. Supreme Court's Alice test, which bars patents on abstract ideas implemented on a computer.

However, the panel overturned the PTAB's decision upholding the validity of other claims in Gree's patent,...

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