Core Wireless Licensing S.A.R.L. v. L.G. Electronics, Inc., and LG Electronics Mobilecomm U.S.A., Inc.

Core Wireless Licensing S.A.R.L. v. L.G. Electronics, Inc., and LG Electronics Mobilecomm U.S.A., Inc., C.A. 14-cv-911 (JRG-RSP), (E.D.Tex, March 20, 2016)

Patent(s):    

  • 8,713,476 | Entitled “Computing device with improved user interface for applications.”
  • 8,434,020 | Entitled "Computing device with improved user interface for applications.”

Disposition:               

Motion for Summary Judgment is Denied

Abstract Idea:

No

Something More:

Yes

Technology:              

Graphical User Interface that provides a snapshot of sub-options available in summary options once an initial option is selected.

Summary:                 

The court rejected the defendant’s argument that the claims were directed at the abstract idea of displaying an application summary window while the application is in an un-launched state. The Court found that the concepts were specific to devices like computers and cell phones that have not concepts outside of the context of such devices. As a result the claims are directed at solving problems rooted in computer technology. Assuming for a moment that the claims were directed at an abstract idea, the court further noted that the claims passed muster under the Machine-or-transformation test. According to the court, the claims are confined to a specific concrete machine.