Erise IP partners Eric Buresh and Megan Redmond, and technical advisor Callie Pendergrass defended FanDuel from patent infringement claims.
The Kansas Business Journal reported on the firm’s inter partes review win before the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board, noting the ruling “is a big one for anyone utilizing online gaming or gambling associated with sports. It’s a growing industry, especially since the Murphy v. National Collegiate Athletic Association ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in May that opened the door for states to legalize betting on sports.”
The plaintiff argued it owned the rights to a type of technology that weeded out players who are under age or in states where gambling is illegal.
However, the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board ruled the subject matter behind the patent “would have been obvious at the time the invention was made to a person having ordinary skill in the art to which said subject matter pertains.”
Law360 also reported on the firm’s victory.