Netserv et al. v Boxbee, Inc. CBM2015-00009 (PTAB Aug. 2, 2016)
- 8,756,166 | Entitled “System and method for storage container tracking and delivery”
Final Written Decision granting petition
Methods and systems for storage container tracking and delivery in the physical storage field.
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.