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Although American owns the patent, it was required to continue to pay royalties to Ortho Arm under their original settlement agreement.
Claims one through three and nine, the court found, did not recite any limitations regarding the patent's allegedly inventive concept to store, analyze and compare data in an unconventional manner to eliminate redundancies and improve efficiency.
Rather, those claims recited parsers, functions and generic computer equipment that the inventor himself admitted had already been known for years prior to his patent.
HP Inc., the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed in part and vacated in part a district court's grant of summary judgment of patent ineligibility under 35 U. The district court construed the claims, and then granted HP's motions for summary judgment that claims one through seven and claim nine were invalid as patent ineligible under Section 101.
By reaffirming that Section 101 is not a pure question of law, this decision could make it more difficult for district courts to grant summary judgment to invalidate claims as patent ineligible, and could further impact the US Patent and Trademark Office's (USPTO) burden during examination as well. in the Northern District of Illinois for allegedly infringing his patent on digitally processing and archiving files in a digital asset management system.