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Useful Improvement to Computer Network Using Standard Equipment Held Patent Eligible | Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

In Cooperative Entertainment, Inc. v. Kollective Technology, Inc.,1 the Federal Circuit held that useful improvements to computer networks can be patent eligible even when standard computing equipment is used. In addition, assertions by a patent owner in a complaint that the inventive concept included a specific network structure for sharing content through a dynamic peer-to-peer (P2P) network were sufficient to prevent dismissal of the case for lack of patent eligibility.

Cooperative Entertainment, Inc. (Cooperative) owned U.S. Patent No. 9,432,452 (’452 patent), directed to configuring a peer-to-peer (P2P) dynamic network for transmitting large files, such as videos and video games, where the distribution of content is performed outside of content distribution networks (CDNs), i.e., outside of a static network of controlled systems. Dynamic P2P networks with peer nodes that process the same content concurrently were used to send the content to each other as an alternative to receiving the

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Patent Directed to Process of Payment Processing in Income Transactions Discovered Summary | Holland & Knight LLP

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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Information Blocking: What Vendors And Programmers Need to have To Know | White and Williams LLP

Federal enforcement of the 21st Century Cures Act’s (the Cures Act) prohibitions on poor blocking of digital health information and facts is ramping up. The Cures Act currently targets know-how developers and health and fitness info networks for penalties now, enforcement is on the way from health care companies who improperly block the trade of info.

History

The 21st Century Cures Act was signed in December 2016 by President Obama to accelerate clinical solution improvement and healthcare improvements. By taking away limitations to the essential and productive sharing of electronic overall health facts (EHI), the Final Rule released by the Business of the National Coordinator for Well being Data Technological know-how (ONC) provides clients accessibility to the important data in their personal electronic wellness file. Right until October 5, 2022, for the purposes of the info-blocking definition, EHI is minimal to a specific, federal information established that includes

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