By Memorandum Opinion entered by The Honorable Richard G. Andrews in D&M Holdings Inc. et al. v. Sonos, Inc., Civil Action No. 16-141-RGA (D.Del. April 18, 2017), the Court granted Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss Plaintiff’s First and Third Counterclaims for Patent Infringement after finding that the asserted claims in the patents that are the subject of those counterclaims are drawn to abstract ideas and do not provide an inventive concept. Specifically, the Court found that U.S. Patent No. 7,343,435 (“the ‘435 patent”) is directed to the abstract idea of receiving, detecting, and storing information and does not provide an inventive concept. Id. at *9-12. The Court also found that U.S. Patent No. 7,305,694 (“the ‘694 patent”) is directed to the abstract idea of selecting a receiver connection for a piece of media based on the media’s encoding format and does not provide an inventive concept. Id. at *16-19.
A copy of the Memorandum Opinion is attached.