By Memorandum Opinion entered by The Honorable Sue L. Robinson in Cyberfone Systems, LLC v. Lexmark International, Inc., Civil Action No. 14-1489-SLR (D.Del., October 8, 2015), the Court granted Defendant’s motion for judgment on the pleadings of invalidity after applying the two-step framework provided in Alice Corp. Pty. v. CLS Bank Int’l, 134 S.Ct. 2347,2354 (2014) and finding that the claims of U.S. Patent No. 6,044,382 (“the ‘382 patent”) are drawn to patent-ineligible subject matter and do not provide an inventive concept. In reaching its ruling, the Court found that “although the problem addressed by the asserted claims is rooted in computer technology, the claimed solution is not disclosed with enough specificity to transform the abstract idea (entering and processing data in response to questions on forms or templates) into a patentable application of such, thus risking monopolization of the abstract idea itself.” Id. at 18.
A copy of the Memorandum Opinion is attached.