Patent-Eligible

Controlling Subscription Entertainment Not Patent Eligible

Affirming a motion to dismiss, the Federal Circuit found claims from four patents, directed to “electronic means of increasing user control over subscription entertainment content,” patent-ineligible under the Mayo/Alice test… Read More

Providing Haptic Feedback Patent-eligible or Abstract Idea?

Claims from two out of three patents for providing haptic feedback to computer users survived a motion to dismiss based on a patent eligibility challenge under the Mayo/Alice test and 35 U.S.C. § 101. Considering their character… Read More

Controlling Video Playback Preferences Not Patent-Eligible

Claims reciting a “method of playing back a recorded signal” are “directed to the [patent-ineligible] abstract idea of choosing to playback media with or without playback preferences,” held the court in D&M Holdings, I… Read More