By: Darren Crew
In Internet Patents Corp. v. Active Network, Inc., No. 14-1048 (Fed. Cir. June 23, 2015), the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed an invalidity ruling for ineligible subject matter under 35 U.S.C. §101.
Internet Patents Corporation (IPC) appealed the judgment of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, Internet Patents Corp. v. Gen. Auto. Ins. Servs., 29 F. Supp. 3d 1264 (N.D. Cal. 2013), dismissing a complaint in an action for infringement of U.S. Patent No. 7,707,505 (the ‘505 Patent) on the ground of patent ineligibility under 35 U.S.C. §101.
The district court stated that the ‘505 Patent claims “the use of a conventional web browser Back and Forward navigational functionalities without data loss in an online application” and described the subject matter of the ‘505 Patent as “retaining information lost in the navigation of online forms.”—click here to read more—