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Gilstrap strikes blow against eDekka with rare 101 motion grant

Michael Loney, New York


The Eastern District of Texas has granted a motion to dismiss for lack of patentable subject matter in a case involving an eDekka patent that has been used in 252 patent litigation cases

In eDekka v 3balls.com, Judge Rodney Gilstrap granted a motion for summary judgment that eDekka’s information retrieval patent was invalid for lack of patentable subject matter. Gilstrap found the claims were directed toward an abstract idea.

“eDekka contends...


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