Alice-Doomed Suits Against Apple, Samsung Go To Fed. Circ.
Law360 (July 17, 2020, 10:14 PM EDT) — A California federal judge “oversimplified” a digital camera patent when twice finding that several claims aren’t patent-eligible under the U.S. Supreme Court’s Alice decision, the inventors told the Federal Circuit on Friday in a bid to get their infringement suits against Apple and Samsung revived.
Yanbin Yu and Zhongxuan Zhang said their patent claims a specific improvement to digital camera technology, something U.S. District Judge James Donato missed both times he granted the tech giants’ motions to dismiss.
“When the Alice/Mayo test is properly applied, and when all of the claim limitations are considered — both individually and in ordered combination…