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Fed. Circ. Wrongly Nixed Abstract Design IP, Justices Told

Law360, New York (June 16, 2017, 4:33 PM EDT) -- Synopsys has furthered its bid for U.S. Supreme Court review of a decision invalidating the technology company's microchip design patents on the grounds they claimed abstract ideas, saying the Federal Circuit took too narrow of a view in its analysis of the patents' claims.

Synopsys Inc. argued in a Tuesday reply brief that the circuit wrongly overlooked the written descriptions in the company's three patents, countering Mentor Graphics Corp.’s latest arguments that Synopsys previously downplayed the role of the patent elements that it is now putting...
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