AuthWallet asserted a patent directed to techniques and methods for processing economic transaction data against Block. Specifically, the claims define a process for processing economical transaction details making use of authorization requests and conferring discounts and advantages to the buyer for use with potential buys with the retailer.
Block moved to dismiss. In locating that the claims ended up drawn to nonstatutory issue issue under 35 U.S.C. § 101, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York utilized the now-acquainted two-phase Mayo/Alice investigation.
Action One particular: Are the Statements Directed to an Abstract Plan?
At Alice move one, the courtroom identified that the claims were directed to the abstract strategy of “processing payments for the duration of a revenue transaction the place a profit, this kind of as a discounted payment, is presented to the purchaser for use in potential transactions.” The court docket found the patent
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