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Posts Tagged: "Solutran Inc. v. Elavon"

CAFC Upholds District Court Finding for Netflix Invalidating Adaptive Patent Under 101

On December 14, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) affirmed a decision of the United States District Court for the Central District of California in Adaptive Streaming Inc. v. Netflix, Inc., holding that that claims of Adaptive Streaming Inc.’s patent were invalid under 35 U.S.C. § 101. In particular, the CAFC agreed with the district court that the claims of the patent in suit were directed to the abstract idea of “collecting information and transcoding it into multiple formats” and that the claims did not incorporate anything more that would transform the claimed subject matter into an eligible application of the abstract idea.