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Virginia Federal Judge: Software Patents Claim Ineligible Subject Matter

(August 19, 2015, 12:01 PM EDT) -- RICHMOND, Va. — Three software patents were deemed invalid pursuant to 35 U.S. Code Section 101 on July 17 by a Virginia federal judge (MicroStrategy Inc. v. Apttus Corp., No. 15-21, E.D. Va.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 93419).

(Decision available. Document #16-150803-010Z.)

According to U.S. Judge John A. Gibney Jr. of the Eastern District of Virginia, under the U.S. Supreme Court’s holding in Mayo Collaborative Servs. v. Prometheus Labs. Inc. (132 S. Ct. 1289 [2012]), the patents in suit are directed to the abstract ideas of...
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