abstract idea test

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

Patent Claim Length Doesn’t Save Patent-Eligibility

Unsurprisingly, claims in a patent whose title described “disseminating product information via the internet using universal product codes” were found to be patent-ineligible under 35 U.S.C. § 101 and the Mayo/Alice abstract… 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 case law 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 plea… Read More