March 30, 2021 – Bunsow De Mory is pleased to announce that it has secured a denial of Adobe Inc.’s motion to dismiss on behalf of ViaTech Technologies, Inc. in the U.S. District Court of Delaware.
In a decision issued today, District Court Judge Richard Andrews denied Adobe’s contention that the claims of U.S. Patent No. 6,920,567 (“the ’567 patent”) cover patent-ineligible subject matter and are therefore invalid under 35 U.S.C. § 101. Adopting Bunsow De Mory’s arguments, Judge Andrews held:
The ’567 patent claims meet all three criteria set forth by the Court [of Appeals for the Federal Circuit] in Ancora when it found that claims were not directed to an abstract idea . . .
The ’567 patent claims therefore pass muster under Alice Step 1 and are not directed to patent-ineligible subject matter. I need not reach the second step of the Alice analysis . . .
Read the full decision here.
ViaTech is a provider of software e-commerce tools and solutions that allow digital content providers to protect and distribute their digital properties. In business for over 20 years, ViaTech has received a number of patents on its innovations.