Thursday, April 28, 2016

Patents for Digitally Labeling Websites Invalid Under 35 U.S.C. § 101

The court granted defendant's motion for summary judgment that the asserted claims of plaintiff’s patents for digitally labeling websites were invalid for lack of patentable subject matter and found that the claims were directed toward an abstract idea. "[T]he asserted claims are directed to the abstract idea of gathering and labeling information to facilitate efficient retrieval of the labeled information. . . . As the Court recently found in . . . a case in which the asserted patent was similarly directed to the abstract idea of storing and labeling information, 'the claimed idea represents routine tasks that could be performed by a human.'”

Gonzalez v. InfoStream Group, Inc., 2-14-cv-00906 (TXED April 26, 2016, Order) (Gilstrap, J.)

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