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Alice in Patentland: Zimmers v. Eaton Corp.

Plaintiff Steven L. Zimmers Defendant Eaton Corporation Case 2:2015cv02398 Court Southern District of Ohio Judge Judge Algenon L. Marbley Motion Defendants’ Motion for Judgement Decision GRANTED Decision Date August 2, 2016 Background – Eaton Corp. challenged Zimmers’ U.S. Patent No. 9,015,256 stating that its claims simply recite a well-known idea of sending alert notifications to multiple

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Alice in Patentland: Enfish, LLC v. Microsoft

Plaintiff Enfish, LLC Defendant Microsoft Corp. Case 2:12-cv-07360 Judge Todd M. Hughes (United States Circuit Judge) Decision Date May 12, 2016 Background – Enfish received U.S. Patent 6,151,604 and U.S. Patent 6,163,775 in late 2000. Enfish sued Microsoft for infringement of these patents related to a “self-referential” database. On summary judgment, the district court found all

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Who will grab the Yahoo Patent Portfolio?

Yahoo has put up for auction over 3000 patents and expects to raise over US $1 Billion from it. Interestingly, this auction is separate from the core business of Yahoo for which Verizon and AT&T are likely to close on the biddings. That core business sales will have 500 granted patents and about 600 published

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Alice in Patentland: Visual Memory LLC v. NVIDIA Corporation

Plaintiff Visual Memory LLC Defendant NVIDIA Corporation Case 15-789-RGA Court District of Delaware Judge Richard G. Andrews (United States District Judge) Motion Motion to Dismiss Decision GRANTED Decision Date May 27, 2016 Background – Visual Memory LLC filed a Patent Infringement lawsuit against NVIDIA Corporation on September 8, 2015. NVIDIA challenged Visual Memory LLC’s U.S. Patent

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Alice in Patentland: Device Enhancement v. Amazon

Plaintiff Device Enhancement, LLC Defendant Amazon.com, Inc. Case 15-762-SLR Court District of Delaware Judge Sue L. Robinson (United States District Judge) Motion Motion to Dismiss Decision GRANTED Decision Date May 17, 2016 Background – Amazon challenged Device Enhancement LLC’s U.S. Patent No. 7,747,683 stating that its claims simply recite a well-known idea of segmenting and formatting

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Alice in Patentland: Affinity v. Netflix

Plaintiff Affinity Labs of Texas, LLC Defendant Netflix, Inc. Case 1:15-cv-849-RP Court Western District of Texas Austin Division Judge Robert Pitman (United States District Judge) Motion Motion to Dismiss Decision DENIED Decision Date May 6, 2016 Background – Netflix challenged Affinity Labs’ U.S. Patent No. 9,094,802 stating that its claims simply recite a well-known idea of

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Alice in Patentland: Art+Com v. Google

Plaintiff Art+Com Innovationpool Gmbh Defendant Google Inc. Case 14-217-RGA Court District Of Delaware Judge Richard G. Andrews (United States District Judge) Motion Motion for Summary Judgement Decision DENIED Decision Date April 28, 2016 Background – Google challenged Art+Com Innovationpool’s U.S. Patent No. RE44,550 stating that claim 1, the only independent claim, is directed at patent-ineligible subject