Category Archives: Software

SCOTUS’ 2020 Thryv decision “makes clear that the threshold determination” of CBM review eligibility “non-appealable under 35 U.S.C. 324(e)”

SIPCO, LLC v. Emerson Electric Co. Docket No. 2018-1635 (CBM2016-00095) O’MALLEY, REYNA, CHEN September 25, 2019 Update (11/17/20):  FC panel explained that SCOTUS’ 2020 Thryv decision “makes clear that the threshold determination that SIPCO’s ‘842 patent qualifies for CBM review … Continue reading

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Induced infringement decision reversed (“subjective bad faith”); eligibility decision affirmed (“improving a basic function of a computer”)

TecSec, Inc. v. Adobe Inc., et al. Docket No. 2019-2192, -2258 PROST, REYNA, TARANTO October 23, 2020 Brief Summary:  DC incorrectly excluded evidence of induced infringement (“subjective bad faith”) but correctly found patent eligibility (“directed to improving a basic function … Continue reading

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Patent ineligibility decision affirmed as claims “recite no technological solution”

Dropbox, Inc. et al. v. Synchronoss Technologies, Inc. Docket No. 2019-1765, -1767, -1823 PROST, WALLACH, HUGHES June 19, 2020 Non-precedential Brief Summary: DC holdings of patent ineligibility affirmed as claims did not, e.g., “describe how to solve the problem in … Continue reading

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Uniloc claim ineligible under § 101 as abstract, claim includes “no specific asserted improvements”

Cisco Systems, Inc. v. Uniloc 2017 LLC Docket No. 2019-2048 MOORE, O’MALLEY, TARANTO May 13, 2020 Non-Precedential Brief Summary: DC finding of patent ineligibility under § 101 affirmed (abstract idea since claim includes “no specific asserted improvements”). Summary: Uniloc appealed … Continue reading

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DC ineligibility decision reversed as claims are directed to a (“patent-eligible improvement to computer functionality”

Uniloc USA, Inc. et al. v. LG Electronics USA, Inc. et al. Docket No. 2019-1835 MOORE, REYNA, TARANTO April 30, 2020 Brief Summary: DC decision of patent ineligibility under § 101 for being abstract (Alice, step one) reversed and remanded … Continue reading

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Injunction, damages, infringement and invalidity decisions regarding Illumina’s fetal testing patents affirmed

Verinata Health, Inc., Illumina, Inc. v. Ariosa Diagnostics, Inc., Roche Mol. Sys., Inc. Docket No. 22018-2198, -2303, -2305, -2306, -2317 REYNA, WALLACH, HUGHES April 24, 2020 (Non-precedential) Brief Summary: DC denial of injunction and damages, as well as its refusal … Continue reading

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Patent ineligibility decision reversed and remanded as claim is “not rendered ineligible for patent simply because it involves an abstract concept”

Cardionet, LLC et al. v. Infobionic, Inc. Docket No. 2019-1149 DYK, PLAGER, STOLL April 17, 2020 Brief Summary: DC patent ineligibility decision (section 101) reversed and remanded (“not rendered ineligible for patent simply because it involves an abstract concept”). Summary: … Continue reading

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Board CBM decisions of patent ineligibility affirmed (no improved computer functionality)

Customedia Technologies, LLC v. Dish Network Corp. et al. Docket No. 2018-2239 (CBM2017-00023), 2019-1000 (CBM2017-00032) PROST, DYK, MOORE March 6, 2020 Brief Summary: PTAB CBM decisions of patent ineligibility under 101 affirmed (e.g., “computers are invoked merely as a tool”, … Continue reading

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DC section 101 ineligibility decision reversed since the “the claimed invention is also directed to a non-abstract improvement”

Koninkijke KPN N.V. v. Gemalto, et al. and LG Electronics, Inc. Docket Nos. 2018-1863-65 DYK, CHEN, STOLL November 15, 2019 Brief Summary: DC finding of invalidity under § 101 reversed (claims “employs a new way of generating check data”). Summary: … Continue reading

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DC decision that wireless communication claims are patent eligible under section 101 reversed

The Chamberlain Group, Inc. v. Techtronic Industries Co., et al. (“TTI”) Docket No. 2018-2103, -2228 LOURIE, O’MALLEY, CHEN August 21, 2019 Brief Summary: DC finding of no invalidity under section 101 reversed; anticipation finding affirmed. Summary: TTI appealed DC grant … Continue reading

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