Fed. Circ. Wrestles With Abstraction In Network Patent Case

Law360, Washington (October 8, 2015, 5:05 PM EDT) -- A Federal Circuit panel on Thursday grappled with the concept of abstraction under the U.S. Supreme Court’s Alice standard for patent eligibility, hearing arguments from an Internet data company that a judge wrongly invalidated its network accounting patents after having previously found they used a concrete implementation.

The three-judge appellate panel raised thorny issues about patentability during Thursday’s arguments, during which Amdocs (Israel) Ltd. argued U.S. District Judge Leonie M. Brinkema failed to address her earlier finding that the network-traffic accounting patents tied data collection and...
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