Visual Memory LLC v. NVIDIA Corporation

Visual Memory LLC v. NVIDIA Corporation, No. 1-15-cv-00789 (Andrews, D.J.) (D. Del. May 27, 2016)

Patent(s):    

5,953,740 | Entitled, “Computer memory system having programmable operational characteristics based on characteristics of a central processor"

Disposition:               

Granted 

Abstract Idea:

Yes

Something More:

No

Technology:              

Computer system with a three-tiered memory hierarchy  

Summary:                 

The court agreed with defendant that the claims were directed to the abstract idea of “categorical data storage,” and that merely emphasizing the “technology” of the claim does not avoid that conclusion. The generic computing components, including the “programmable operational characteristics” did not add an inventive concept and only provided vague and generic descriptions.