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Fed. Circ. Urged To Keep Lip-Synch IP Ruling Under Alice

The holder of software patents for lip-sync animation technology urged the Federal Circuit on Wednesday to not rehear its September decision that found the asserted claims patent-eligible under Alice, arguing that Electronic Arts and other gaming companies are trying to gin up a fact-specific decision into a legal controversy that doesn't exist.

Mark Raskin in Law 360

On Sept. 13, 2016, the Federal Circuit issued its decision in McRO Inc. v. Bandai Namco Games America Inc., et al., reversing the Central District of California, and finding the patents-at-issue covered patentable subject matter under 35 U.S.C. § 101.

Court to hear animation case

When a U.S. appeals court on Friday hears arguments over whether 3D animation technology deserves a patent, it should also consider how its decision will impact software innovations in the future, the owner of a computerized lip-sync patent says.