Mobile Device Data Entry Patent Claims Survive Alice Motion

Patent claims directed to narrowing a search list presented to a user entering data in a mobile device have survived a Rule 12(b)(6) patent-eligibility challenge under 35 USC § 101 and the Mayo/Alice abstract idea test. WordLogic… Read More

Processing Geo-Coordinates = Patent-Ineligible Abstract Idea

Patent claims directed to processing geo-coordinates are patent-ineligible, says a court in granting a Rule 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss.  Burnett v. Panasonic Corp. of North America, Civil Action No. PX 17-00236 (D. Md. Nov. 1, 20… Read More

Fed. Cir.: Claims to Selecting Data Files Patent-Ineligible

Claims of a patent owned by Intellectual Ventures and directed to “identifying and characterizing stored electronic files” are patent-ineligible under 35 USC § 101 and the Alice abstract idea test, said the Federal Circuit in… Read More

Multicast Patent Claims Fail Alice Test at Fed. Cir.

The Federal Circuit has held patent-ineligible claims of four patents directed to multicasting audio/visual data over a network.  Two-Way  Media  Ltd. v. Comcast Cable Communications, Nos. 2016-2531, 2016-2532 (Fed. Cir. Nov. 1… Read More

Where to Draw the Patent-Eligibility Line?

There is no surprise, in light of the vast body of caselaw questioning business method patent claims since the 2014 Alice case, that the Federal Circuit has affirmed a district court’s grant of a motion for judgment on the plead… Read More

Routine Steps Fail to Transform Abstract Idea

Claims that fail to explicitly recite a specific way to solve a specific technological problem are at risk under §101, especially when the underlying technology is known and only implements routine steps. Such claims fail to tran… Read More

Technical Environment Requires Detailed Tailoring

How much detail does patent claim language require to describe a technical solution to a technical problem to meet the patent-eligibility requirements of the Alice/Mayo test and 35 U.S.C. § 101? At the very least, enough to tailo… Read More

Telephone Call Processing Claims Patent-Ineligible

Various claims of two patents covering telephone call processing were found to be directed to respective patent-ineligible abstract ideas: “sequentially dialing a list of telephone numbers to overcome a busy signal,” and retri… Read More

Preview-Based File Sharing Claims Invalid Under 35 U.S.C. §101

In TS Patents LLC v. Yahoo! Inc., No. 17-cv-01721-lhk, (CAND Sept. 1, 2017) the Court applied the two-step Alice analysis and granted Yahoo’s motion to dismiss an infringement suit from TS Patents, finding claims from four asser… Read More

Patent-Eligibility Rejections of Transaction Verification Claims Reversed

After finding that representative patent claims were “directed to the abstract idea of generating a verification value in response to a transaction,” the Patent Trial and Appeal Board went on to reverse the patent examiner’s… Read More

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Functional Claiming After Williamson v. Citrix
December 14, 2017 at 12:00 pm EST
During the webinar, Charles Bieneman will cover strategies for avoiding – or embracing – functional claim interpretations, and for avoiding findings that functional claim language is indefinite. Register

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