Gonzalez v. InfoStream Group, Inc.

Gonzalez v. InfoStream Group, Inc. No.  2-14-cv-00906 (Gilstrap, D.J.) (E.D. Tex. Apr. 26, 2016)

Patent(s):    

  • 7,873,665 | Entitled, “Method for digitally labeling websites” 
  • 7,558,807 | Entitled, “Host website for digitally labeled websites and method”

Disposition:               

Grant of Defendant’s Motion for Summary Judgment of Invalidity for ineligible subject matter under § 101.

Abstract Idea:

Yes

Something More:

No

Technology:              

Systems and methods for digitally labeling websites. 

Summary:                 

The court found that the ’665 patent is directed to a method for making “digital labels,” and the representative claim of the ’807 patent describes a “website configured to retrieve information based upon a ‘digital label database.’” Analogizing to eDekka v. 3balls.com, 2015 WL 5579840, at *4 (E.D. Tex. Sept. 21, 2015), the court found only vague allusions to computers in the claims, which “offer nothing more than taking the well-known concept of labeling and applying it to the internet.”