Archive | November, 2013

Another Rule 12 Holding that Patent Claims Are Invalid Under Section 101

A district court has held invalid patent claims directed to “facilitating evaluation, in connection with the procurement or delivery of products or services, in a context of at least one of (i) a financial transaction and (ii) operation of an enterprise.”  Lumen View Technology LLC v. Findthebest.com, Inc., No. 13 CIV. 3599 (DLC) (S.D.N.Y. Nov. […]

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Claims Directed to Controlling a Multiple-Computer System Held Not Patent-Eligible

A Rule 12b(b)(6) motion alleging a failure to assert infringement of patentable subject matter has been granted where the asserted patent claimed a method for triggering an event in a system that includes multiple computers.  UbiComm, LLC v. Zappos IP, Inc., Civil Action No. 13-1029-RGA (D. Del. Nov. 13, 2013). The only independent claim of […]

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3D Computer Graphics Patent Claims Held To Lack Patentable Subject Matter

Claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,172,679 and 6,618,047, directed to “methods to reduce the number of visibility computations required to render a three-dimensional scene as a two-dimensional digital computer graphic image,” are not patent-eligible under 35 U.S.C. § 101, according to the court in Fuzzysharp Techs. v. Intel Corp., No. 12-CV-04413 YGR, (N.D. Cal. Nov. […]

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