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Missouri District Court Applies Bilski – Invalidates Patented System for Administering and Tracking the Value of Separate-Account Life Insurance Policies

Bancorp's patents, 5,926,792 and 7,249,037 , described a system for administering and tracking the value of separate-account life insurance policies issued pursuant to Corporate Owned Life Insurance and Bank Owned Life Insurance plans. In challenging these patents, Sun Life asserted that under Bilski...

S.D.N.Y. Invalidates Patent Claims for Crowd-Funding as Too Abstract

by Lewis V. Popovski , Abhishek Bapna , and Vivian Cheng District Judge Katherine Polk Failla granted declaratory judgment plaintiff Kickstarter, Inc.’s motion for summary judgment that U.S. Patent No. 7,885,887 (“the ’887 patent”) is invalid under 35 U.S.C. § 101. The...

Supremes’ Alice Ruling Drowns Water Treatment Patent

A Green Patent Complaint Update post reported on the patent infringement suit between Neochloris and Emerson Process Management Power & Water Solutions. Citgo was also named as a defendant. In the lawsuit, Neochloris accused Emerson and Citgo of infringing U.S. Patent No. 6,845,336 (‘336...