Federal Circuit Rejects Patent Appeal over Dice Game

Federal Circuit Rejects Patent Appeal over Dice Game


Dutch company Marco Guldenaar Holding has failed in its attempt to patent the rules of a dice game after a US court rejected the company’s appeal of a decision by the US Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). The precedential ruling was issued by the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on December 28, 2018. Marco Guldenaar filed the application with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in April 2010. The patent, titled “Casino game and a set of six-face cubic colored dice”, outlined a dice game in which only particular faces of the dice are marked. The PTAB rejected an appeal of the decision, supporting the view of the examiner that the patent application did not contain an “inventive concept”. The court cited two US Supreme Court decisions, Alice Corp v CLS Bank International in 2014 and Bilski v Kappos in 2010, as precedent.

Source: WIPR

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