Texas Federal Judge Sides With EBay, Says Invention Is Patent Ineligible

Mealey's (March 1, 2016, 11:49 AM EST) -- AUSTIN, Texas — A method of conveying email messages whereby the address field differs from the unique address of an intended recipient claims ineligible subject matter under 35 U.S. Code Section 101, a Texas federal judge ruled Feb. 29 (A Pty Ltd. v. eBay Inc., No. 15-155, W.D. Texas; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 24196).

(Order available. Document #16-160307-019R.)

In granting defendant eBay Inc. judgment on the pleadings, U.S. Judge Robert L. Pitman of the Western District of Texas drew a distinction between the instant dispute and...
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