March 7, 2018 / 1:46 AM / 9 months ago

McDonald's defeats solo inventor's patent infringement lawsuit

A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the dismissal of an inventor’s lawsuit alleging McDonald’s Corp used his patented digital rights management technology without authorization.

In affirming the dismissal of a patent infringement case brought by Philadelphia-based inventor William Grecia, the U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals said McDonald’s could not be held liable because Visa Inc controlled the technology at issue, not the fast-food giant.

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