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Federal Circuit rules software patents valid in McRO v Bandai Namco

Michael Loney, New York

The Federal Circuit has provided guidance on Section 101 while finding software patents valid for only the fourth time since Alice v CLS

Federal Circuit building 285In a closely-watched case, the Federal Circuit has ruled that the claimed steps in two video game patents are not directed to an abstract idea and are patent-eligible under Section 101.

In its McRO (dba Planet Blue) v Bandai Namco...

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