Lyft Told To Wait Before Attacking Tech Patents Again

By Andrew Karpan (June 22, 2022, 9:47 PM EDT) -- A federal judge in California told lawyers for Lyft on Wednesday that they would have to wait until the end of claim construction to start arguing that language in patents initially developed by researchers at IBM covering wireless communication technology was too abstract for patent protection.

A brief three-page order from U.S. District Judge Jon S. Tigar turned down a bid from Lyft dating from November that argued there were no legally patentable ideas in a collection of patents owned by a company called Quartz Auto Technologies. Quartz had bought the patents from a business called the Daedalus Group, which had...

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