YYZ, LLC v. Hewlett-Packard CompanyC.A. No. 3-136–SLR; YYZ, LLC v. Adobe Systems, Inc., C.A. No. 13-579-SLR; YYZ, LLC v. Pegasystems, Inc., C.A. No. 13-581-SLR, October 8, 2015.

Robinson, J.   Defendants’ motions for summary judgment of invalidity are granted and plaintiffs’ cross-motions of validity are denied.  Defendants’ motions to strike the expert declaration are denied as moot.

The court finds that the asserted claims operate in an asynchronous message-based communications environment and fix problems only existing in those environments.  Under theAlice framework, the court finds that despite narrowing the idea to a particular technological environment is insufficient under § 101.  The court rules that despite an expert’s declaration plaintiff has not raised triable issue of fact sufficient to withstand summary judgment. A method of accomplishing routine functions requires more than just an “apply it” directive even in a specific technical environment. The motion to strike the declaration of plaintiff’s expert Mr. Shutz is denied as moot.