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Sony Gets Gaming Patent Cut From PlayStation Case

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Sony Gets Gaming Patent Cut From PlayStation Case

Law360 (June 10, 2020, 10:44 PM EDT) — Sony Corp. scored a win in a patent dispute over its PlayStation games when a California federal judge on Wednesday found that a plaintiff’s slot machine patent failed to hold up under the U.S. Supreme Court’s Alice ruling.

In a 17-page order, U.S. District Judge William Alsup ruled that Bot M8 LLC’s patent was invalid under Alice, which first looks at whether a patent is directed to an abstract idea, and if so, whether it features an inventive concept to make it patent eligible.

The judge said that a key claim in the patent merely covered the abstract concept of updating…

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