Google Inc. v. Patrick Zulli

Google Inc. v. Patrick Zulli CBM2016-00008 (PTAB Apr 25, 2016) 

Patent(s):    

8,671,057 | Entitled, “Method and system to detect invalid and fraudulent impressions and clicks in web-based advertisement schemes” 

Disposition:               

Institution of Covered Business Method Patent Review

Abstract Idea:

Yes

Something More:

No

Technology:              

Systems and methods to detect fraudulent internet ad traffic. 

Summary:                 

The PTAB accepted petitioner’s evidence of that the same steps were performed by pharmacists in order to determine whether a prescription request was valid as evidence that the claims were directed to an abstract idea, as a known business practice pre-dating the Internet. The PTAB also accepted evidence from petitioner that showed internet-related limitations were all in the prior art.