When people work hard to develop a product or idea, it rightfully belongs to them. For that reason, there are laws in place to protect their work.
On Wednesday, March 8, 2017, the Federal Circuit published its decision in Thales Visionix Inc. v. United States, No. 1:14-cv-00513-TCW, (Mar. 8, 2017) concerning infringement of U.S. Patent No. 6,474,159. Thales Visionix appealed from the US Court of Federal Claims judgment holding that the claims were directed to patent-ineligible subject matter. The Federal Circuit reversed the Claims Court's decision and remanded for further proceedings.