McRO Tells Fed. Circ. Its Lip-Sync Tech Is Not Abstract

Law360, New York (July 30, 2015, 6:46 PM EDT) -- The owner of lip-sync animation patents that Electronic Arts Inc. and nearly two dozen other video game makers were accused of infringing made a final bid Wednesday to convince the Federal Circuit its patents claim more than an abstract idea.

McRO Inc. is asking the appeals court to overturn a September ruling that said the patents were invalid under the U.S. Supreme Court's recent Alice ruling. The video game makers have defended the decision, telling the court last month the disputed claims take previous methods and say “do it on a computer.”

In a filing Wednesday, McRO argued its patents actually...

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