Law360 reported that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld a lower court decision finding a patent related to reverse lookup of caller ID information—which Fenwick client Whitepages had been accused of infringing—was patent-ineligible and invalid under the U.S. Supreme Court's Alice standard.
The court affirmed a California federal judge's 2016 ruling that the patent was invalid because it was directed to the abstract idea of "looking up a name associated with a phone number,” according to Law360.
The cases are Whitepages Inc. v. Jeffrey Isaacs et al. and Greenlight Venture Corp. v. True Software Scandinavia AB before the appeals court.
Whitepages is represented by Fenwick patent litigation partner Bryan Kohm and associates Ravi Ranganath and Liz Hagan.
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