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World IP Review Features Michael Comeau & Melissa Chapman of Fishman Stewart.

Fishman Stewart attorneys, Michael Comeau and Melissa Chapman, are featured in the World IP Review. Michael and Melissa discuss the Federal Circuit’s recent split ruling in a precedential phone camera patent suit that could further obfuscate the Mayo/Alice process.

In Yu et al v Apple et al, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed a lower court’s dismissal of a patent infringement lawsuit in favour of Apple and Samsung.

The suit alleged that multi-camera features of Apple and Samsung phones infringed US patent number 6,611,289, but the majority applied the two-step test from Mayo/Alice and agreed with the lower court that claim 1 is ineligible under section 101 because it recites an “abstract idea” without an “inventive concept”.

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