Kinglite Holdings Inc. v. Micro-Star International Co. Ltd. et al.

Kinglite Holdings Inc. v. Micro-Star International Co. Ltd. et al., No. 2-14-cv-03009 (Selna, D.J.) (C.D. Cal. May 23, 2016)

Patent(s):    

6,401,202 | Entitled, “Multitasking during BIOS boot-up”  

Disposition:               

Granted 

Abstract Idea:

Yes

Something More:

No

Technology:              

Organizing BIOS tasks 

Summary:                 

The court found the ‘202 patent was directed to the abstract idea of “doing two things nearly simultaneously,” which the court analogized to cooking the perfect risotto. The essence of these claims is directed to efficient use of time, and the BIOS was merely the mechanism by which the claims happened to operate. The conventional tasks, for instance using interrupt signals to instruct performing a first task instead of a second task, presented by the limitations did not add an inventive concept.