Fed. Circ. Affirms Credit Report Patent Invalid Under Alice

Law360, New York (March 15, 2017, 8:01 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit on Wednesday affirmed a lower court's ruling that a FormFree Holdings Corp. patent on technology for providing credit reports is invalid for claiming only abstract ideas, going so far as to call the patent "the height of abstraction."

The appeals court ruled that Judge Dana Sabraw of the Southern District of California correctly granted Clarilogic Inc. summary judgment that the patent owned by FormFree, its rival in the market for verifying financial account data for lenders, does not cover patent-eligible subject matter under...
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