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Divided Federal Circuit Reverses Patent Eligibility Ruling

Mealey's (October 3, 2016, 2:14 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — Although affirming findings by a Delaware federal judge that two anti-virus patents are invalid under 35 U.S. Code Section 101, a divided Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Sept. 30 reversed findings that a third patent asserted in the case claims patent-eligible subject matter (Intellectual Ventures I LLC v. Symantec Corp., et al., Nos. 2015-1769, -1770, -1771, Fed. Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 17695).

(Decision available.  Document #16-161017-001Z.)

According to the panel majority of Circuit Judges Timothy B. Dyk and Haldane Robert...
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