December 29, 2018 / 12:46 AM / 2 months ago

Casino dice game cannot be patented, Fed Circuit says

A federal appeals court on Friday struck a blow to efforts to patent dice, board and card games, saying a casino game played with three six-sided dice was not an invention eligible for patent protection.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s rejection of a 2011 patent application filed by Dutch gaming industry professional Marco Guldenaar, saying his dice game concept was too abstract to patent.

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