Federal Circuit Expands T-Mobile Trial Win, Invalidating Patents Under Alice

June 29, 2017

The Federal Circuit has affirmed an October 2015 non-infringement verdict for T-Mobile in a case (8:12-cv-00124) brought by Prism Technologies LLC, also ruling that the asserted patents (8,127,345; 8,387,155) are invalid under Alice (2016-2031, 2016-2049). In an opinion issued on June 23, the Federal Circuit held on cross-appeal by T-Mobile that the ‘345 and ‘155 patents are invalid as directed to the abstract idea of “providing restricted access to resources” without the addition of an inventive concept. The Federal Circuit then denied Prism’s appeal of the non-infringement verdict as moot in light of its invalidity ruling.

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