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McRO makes final bid to Federal Circuit ahead of hearing


The owner of lip-sync animation patents that Electronic Arts Inc. and nearly two dozen other video game makers were accused of infringing made a final bid Wednesday to convince the Federal Circuit its patents claim more than an abstract idea.

McRO Inc. is asking the appeals court to overturn a September ruling that said the patents were invalid under the U.S. Supreme Court's recent Alice ruling.

In a filing Wednesday, McRO argued its patents actually claim a specific, step-by-step process and produce a tangible result: realistic, 3-D lip-sync animation.

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