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Federal Circuit Backs Amazon's Alice Win Over Payment Patent

July 10, 2019

Law360 reported that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit held one patent related to online payments invalid under the U.S. Supreme Court’s standard in Alice v. CLS Bank and affirmed that Amazon did not infringe another patent.

According to Law360, the appeals court in Innovation Sciences LLC v. Amazon.com Inc. upheld U.S. District Judge Liam O’Grady’s decision that one patent was ineligible for patent protection under the Supreme Court’s Alice decision. The panel affirmed Judge O’Grady’s claim constructions for a second patent, and the corresponding grant of summary judgment of non-infringement. For a third patent, the panel largely adopted Judge O’Grady’s claim constructions, under which Innovation had stipulated to Amazon’s non-infringement. Because the panel overruled one of the district court’s constructions, and the stipulation of non-infringement did not specify the terms that the stipulation was based on, the panel remanded for further proceedings on the single patent.

Amazon is represented by Fenwick patent litigation partners David Hadden and Saina Shamilov, and associates Ravi Ranganath and Todd Gregorian.

The full article is available on Law360 (subscription required).​​