March 20, 2017 / 9:34 PM / in a year

Supreme Court declines to hear Google data patent appeal

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined a request by Google Inc to review a decision holding that “common sense” should play only a limited role in evaluating whether an idea is too obvious to be patentable.

The justices denied a cert petition in which Google urged them to reverse an August 2016 decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upholding the validity of a patent for a method of coordinating computer applications held by Luxembourg’s Arendi SARL.

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