Divided Federal Circuit Reverses Determination Of Patent Ineligibility
(November 3, 2016, 1:28 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — Four patents relating to a data mediation software program recite a series of limitations that, “when considered individually and as an ordered combination,” provide an inventive concept “sufficient to confer eligibility” under 35 U.S. Code Section 101, a divided Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Nov. 1 (Amdocs [Israel] Limited v. Openet Telecom Inc., et al., No. 15-1180, Fed. Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 19593).
(Decision available. Document #16-161107-028Z.)
In a lengthy dissent, Circuit Judge Jimmie V. Reyna argued that the panel...