Federal Circuit invalidates key patent of 2013’s most litigious non-practicing entity

Acadia had attempted to assert its patent covering digital images against 31 separate companies

The patent troll problem may be getting worse by sheer numbers, but the Federal Circuit awarded a big victory to corporations everywhere when the most litigious non-practicing entity of 2013, Acacia Research Corporation, was defeated in court.

A three judge panel found that Acadia’s patent on a “device profile” that allows digital images to be displayed on devices was too abstract, upholding a lower court’s ruling to invalidate the patent and dismiss the patent infringement lawsuits that Digitech Image Technologies, a division of Acadia, filed against 31 different companies based on the technology.

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Zach Warren is Assistant Editor of InsideCounsel magazine, where he oversees online content submissions and administers InsideCounsel's enewsletters. Zach specializes in new media and multimedia...

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