Federal Circuit Affirms Alice Invalidation of Messaging Patents Asserted Against Facebook and Twitter

May 18, 2017

The Federal Circuit has upheld a New York judge’s ruling that five cross-platform messaging patents (7,032,030; 7,596,606; 7,685,247; 7,689,658; 7,698,372) asserted against Twitter by EasyWeb Innovations, LLC (2:11-cv-04550) are invalid under Alice. In an opinion issued on May 12, the Federal Circuit affirmed District Judge Joseph F. Bianco’s grant of summary judgment of both invalidity and non-infringement for Twitter, ruling that the asserted patents are invalid as directed to the abstract idea of “receiving, authenticating, and publishing data” without the addition of an inventive concept (2016-2066).

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