Prisua Engineering Corp. v. Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. et al.

Prisua Engineering Corp. v. Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. et al., 16-cv-21761 (Moore, J.) (S.D. Fla. Mar. 9, 2017)

Patent(s):

  • 8,650,591 | Entitled, “Video-enabled digital devices for embedding user data in interactive applications”

Disposition:               

The court denied defendant’s motion to dismiss on the ground that patent was not directed to an abstract idea. 

Abstract Idea:

No

Something More:

N/A

Technology:              

Extracting and embedding digital images within a video

Summary:                 

Samsung’s technology called “Best Face” in which users can substitute images in video streams was at issue. The court rejected Samsung’s argument that plaintiff’s technology is directed to the abstract idea of copying and pasting images that can be performed by humans alone, and its technology is simply a mathematical application. The court found that the technology was not as simple as “arts and crafts,” and the patent describes more than just a generic computer performing functions.