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Simio, LLC v. FlexSim Software Products, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2020)

By Michael Borella — This decision is bad. Not an American Axle level of bad, but still quite far from good. Simio sued FlexSim in the District of Utah for alleged infringement of its U.S. Patent No. 8,156,468. FlexSim moved for dismissal on the pleadings under 35 U.S.C. § 101, on the grounds that the claims were directed to no more than an abstract idea. The District Court granted the motion, and Simio appealed. The claimed invention relates to object-oriented simulations by way of graphical user interfaces. In the past, these simulations had required at least some programming. The ‘468…

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