Federal Circuit Reverses Invalidation Of Patents Under Section 101

Mealey's (May 17, 2016, 11:39 AM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — Although Microsoft Corp. was properly determined to have not infringed one claim of a software patent, the Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on May 12 nonetheless reversed a California federal judge’s findings that the patent and another that shares the same written description are directed to an abstract idea and therefore invalid under 35 U.S. Code Section 101 (Enfish LLC v. Microsoft Corp., et al., No. 15-2444, Fed. Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 8699).

(Decision available. Document #16-160606-004Z.)

According to the appellate...
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