Google Inc. v. Patrick Zulli CBM2016-00008 (PTAB Apr 25, 2016)
8,671,057 | Entitled, “Method and system to detect invalid and fraudulent impressions and clicks in web-based advertisement schemes”
Institution of Covered Business Method Patent Review
Systems and methods to detect fraudulent internet ad traffic.
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.