July 26, 2012
Like banks, insurance companies are a cornerstone of the capitalist empire that the U.S. government feels beholden to. The courts are part of the cabal of plutocratic protection. So it was a nonstarter when Bancorp sued Sun Life for infringement of its insurance policy management patents; patents too valuable to be monetized. The district court invalidated the patents without bothering to consider the claims. The CAFC blithely affirmed (CAFC 2011-1467). "There is no requirement that claims construction be completed before examining patentability." Just knowing the subject matter and affected industry was enough to bury the assertion. The practical process claims were "no more than abstract ideas."
Posted by Patent Hawk at July 26, 2012 8:56 PM | § 101