Appeals court knocks out computer bingo patents

1 12 2014


Today, there’s another signal that the days of “do it on a computer” patents may finally be numbered—at least if a defendant is willing to last through an appeal.

In an opinion (PDF) published this morning. the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld a lower court’s decision to invalidate two patents, numbered 6,398,646 and 6,656,045, claiming to cover computerized bingo.

Yes, you read that right: bingo.


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