Federal Circuit Finds Claims Patent-Eligible under Alice

On November 1, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) delivered a precedential decision, which is favorable to patentees. The CAFC decision reversed a district court’s finding of certain patent claims to be invalid under 35 U.S.C. § 101. A copy of the decision, with relevant portions highlighted, is attached for your reference.

The patents at issue are directed to parts of a system that is designed to solve an accounting and…

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