Express Mobile, Inc. v. KTree Computer Solutions Inc. et al.

Express Mobile, Inc. v. KTree Computer Solutions Inc. et al., (Payne, J.) (E.D. Tex. May 4, 2017)

Patent(s):

  • 6,546,397 | Entitled, “Browser based web site generation tool and run time engine”

Disposition:               

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

Abstract Idea:

No

Something More:

N/A

Technology:              

Browser based web publishing application. 

Summary:                 

Claims were directed to “addressing a problem particular to the Internet, dynamically generating websites and displaying web pages based on stored user-selected settings.” As such, the issues were necessarily rooted in computer technology and directed to a specific solution for that issue. Rather than being a “do-it-on-a-computer” claim, these claims appeared to include an inventive concept. Thus, at this early stage dismissal was not warranted as the court believed claim construction and a more complete record were necessary to determine patent eligibility.