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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 asserted patents to be invalid under 35 U.S.C. §101. TS Patents alleged that Yahoo infringed US 9,280,547, (the ’547 patent), US 8,799,473, (the ‘473 patent), US 8,713,442, (the ‘442 patent), and US 8,396,891, (the ‘891 patent). The Court’s analyses of the four patents was similar. The analysis of claim 9 of the ‘442 patent is presented here as representative. Claim 9 recites: A server in a collaboration system supporting virtual presentation between a plurality of user, the server comprising: at least one hardware processor, and program code, which, when executed by the at least one hardware processor, causes the server to: display a first user interface comprising metadata of files and folders, residing in…

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