Netserv et al. v Boxbee, Inc.

Netserv et al. v Boxbee, Inc. CBM2015-00009 (PTAB Aug. 2, 2016)

Patent(s):

  • 8,756,166 | Entitled “System and method for storage container tracking and delivery” 

Disposition:               

Final Written Decision granting petition

Abstract Idea:

Yes

Something More:

No

Technology:              

Methods and systems for storage container tracking and delivery in the physical storage field.

Summary:                 

The PTAB found the claims were directed to the abstract idea of a bailment scheme for storing and tracking containers, a longstanding economic practice.  The use of a remote device communicating with a computer, categories of data to track the bailment, and “facilitating delivery of more boxes than requested” (which the court analogized to giving a “baker’s dozen”) were not inventive and did not render the claims patent-eligible.