Mobile Telecommunications Technologies, LLC v. United Parcel Service, Inc., C.A. 12-CV-3222-AT (N.D. Ga. March 24, 2016)
5,786,748 | Entitled “Method and Apparatus for Giving Notification of Express Mail Delivery.”
Rule 12(b)(6) Motion to Dismiss is granted.
Method for sending messages via wireless paging devices upon delivery of express mail.
The Court found that the present claims were directed at a method for notifying a customer that a package was late or that it has been delivered. Such business practices had existed for decades and long been prevalent in commerce, and the claims offered nothing more than a recitation of a “longstanding method of organizing human activity.” Finding an abstract idea, the court noted that an inventive concept was not present in the patent. The patent was not aiming to solve a specific technical problem related to the technology utilized in the patent. Instead, it was the implementation of the abstract idea on SMS and email messaging systems, which are ubiquitous.