SAP Gets Judge To Ax Financial Data Patent Under Alice

Law360, New York (May 19, 2017, 8:40 PM EDT) -- A Texas federal judge ruled Thursday that a patent on a method of analyzing financial data asserted against SAP America Inc. is invalid for claiming only abstract ideas, a year after the Federal Circuit overturned a decision invalidating the patent on different grounds.

Judge Ed Kinkeade of the Northern District of Texas granted SAP's motion for judgment on the pleadings in the case, which began in September when SAP filed a complaint seeking declaratory judgment that it did not infringe InvestPic LLC’s patent. InvestPic appealed the...
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