Fed. Circ. Upholds Alice Test Ax Of Training System Patent

Law360, Washington (August 16, 2017, 8:22 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit on Wednesday upheld a New York federal court’s invalidation of a remote employee training system patent, a 2016 ruling that invoked the Alice standard and drew a parallel between the claimed invention and Scantron tests that were introduced in the 1970s.

The three-judge appellate panel unanimously affirmed the dismissal of an infringement suit against mobile training and communications company PlayerLync LLC without further explanation, denying rival Multimedia Plus Inc. patentability on its idea of storing data-heavy training materials locally while still using low-capacity...
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