Claims for Displaying Message Timing Data Found Patent Ineligible By James Korenchan — Last week, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California ruled that claims related to providing time data for messages communicated between electronic devices in a messaging conversation are patent ineligible under 35 U.S.C. § 101. Back in March, BlackBerry Limited (“BlackBerry”) filed suit against Facebook, Inc., WhatsApp, Inc., Instagram, Inc., and Instagram, LLC (collectively, “Facebook Defendants”), alleging infringement of nine patents. BlackBerry then sued Snap, Inc. (“Snap”) a month later alleging infringement of six of those nine patents. The Defendants in each of these…
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