Ronald Katz Technology Licensing, L.P. v. Fedex Corporation, et. al.

Ronald Katz Technology Licensing, L.P. v. Fedex Corporation, et. al., CA 15-cv-2329 (W.D. Ten. March 24, 2016). 

Patent(s):    

6,282,547 | Entitled “Telephonic-interface statistical Analysis system.”

Disposition:               

Rule 12(c) Motion to Dismiss is denied. 

Abstract Idea:

No

Something More:

Yes

Technology:              

Method for identifying a subset callers through a verification process and a specific way of processing calls to restrict access.

Summary:                 

As a threshold matter, the Court found that the asserted claim was directed at patent eligible subject matter. While the abstract ideas of “item ordering” and “restricting access” were present in the claim, the claim further included a telephonic interface system with two separate abilities used to analyze call data. Thus the asserted claim was “direct at a number of activities, some of which may be not abstract ideas.” Even if the claim was directed at abstract ideas, the Court further noted that the claims included an inventive concept because the claim recited specialized components in a combination that created an unconventional invention.