Fed. Circ. Reverses Alice Win For US In F-35 Helmet Case

Law360, New York (March 8, 2017, 7:52 PM EST) -- The Federal Circuit on Wednesday reversed a decision invalidating a patent on motion tracking technology asserted against the U.S. government in a case over helmet display systems used by F-35 fighter jet pilots, finding that the patent is not directed to an abstract idea.

The appeals court said that Judge Thomas C. Wheeler of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims wrongly granted the government’s motion for judgment on the pleadings that Thales Visionix Inc.’s patent is invalid under the U.S. Supreme Court’s Alice decision because it...
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Case Information

Case Title

Thales Visionix Inc. v. US

Case Number



Appellate - Federal Circuit

Nature of Suit

508 Patent

Date Filed

September 16, 2015

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