Gap Gift Card Patent Row Heads To Supreme Court

Law360, Washington (December 14, 2015, 7:52 PM EST) -- The Federal Circuit wrongly axed an infringement suit against Gap and invalidated two patents covering gift card activation technology, the patent owner has told the U.S. Supreme Court, saying the circuit should not have meddled with a jury's conclusions.

In a Dec. 7 certiorari petition, Alexsam Inc. asked the high court to reverse the appeals court's finding that U.S. Patent Nos. 6,000,608 and 6,189,787 were invalid because a similar system was in use before they were filed. The circuit, in finding the patents could have been anticipated and Gap Inc. therefore could not have infringed them, substituted its judgment for that...

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