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Check Processing Claims Fail Alice Test at Federal Circuit

Patent claims directed to a “method for processing paper checks” are invalid under 35 U.S.C. § 101 and the Mayo/Alice abstract idea test, the Federal Circuit held in Solutran, Inc. v. Elavon, Inc., Nos. 2019, 1345, 2019-1460 (July 30, 2019) (opinion by Judge Chen; joined by Judges Hughes and Stoll) (precedential). The court reversed a denial a motion for summary...

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