VideoShare, LLC v Google Inc. et al.

VideoShare, LLC v Google Inc. et al., No. 1-13-cv-00990 (Sleet, D.J.) (D. Del. Aug. 2, 2016)

Patent(s):    

  • 8,438,608 | Entitled “Sharing a streaming video”

Disposition:               

Grant of Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss for ineligible subject matter under § 101.

Abstract Idea:

Yes

Something More:

No

Technology:              

Sharing streaming videos over a network.

Summary:                 

The court rejected both parties’ formulation of the abstract idea, finding that the claims are directed to “preparing a video in streaming video format for sharing over a computer network.” Court considered the problems patentee purported to solve and rejected these, by reference to the specification citations of preexisting technology or by concessions from the patentee in briefing. The limitations individually and as an ordered whole did not add an inventive concept as they merely recited conventional computer functions, such as using the Internet.