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Justices Won't Review Oil Well Tech Patent Axed Under Alice

Law360, New York (March 6, 2017, 7:10 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned down an appeal of a Federal Circuit decision that found a TDE Petroleum patent for oil well management technology was invalid under Alice because its claims were too abstract and familiar.

TDE Petroleum Data Solutions Inc. had urged the high court in January to review the Federal Circuit’s decision affirming that TDE’s technology that analyzes drill sensor data to determine the state of an oil well is unpatentable under the Supreme Court's decision in Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd. v. CLS...
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