Supreme Court Won't Hear Google's Appeal Over Data Patent

Law360, New York (March 20, 2017, 11:39 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear Google’s bid for it to review how the Federal Circuit purportedly imposes “rigid” rules that wrongly keep “common sense” from being used to find patents invalid as obvious in a dispute over the invalidation of a computer data patent.

The high court did not expand on its rationale for denying the petition for certiorari filed in November by Google Inc., which alleged that the Federal Circuit erred when it ruled in August that the Patent Trial and...
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