Copy Protection LLC v. Netflix, Inc., C.A. No. 15-260 - LPS, August 5, 2015

Stark, C. J. The court construed 13 disputed terms and order issue from one patent which relates to a method for preventing unauthorized copying of downloaded data in a computer system. Argument took place on July 20, 2015.

The following terms were construed:

  1. "under control of the program portion"
  2. "program”
  3. "selectively controlling access to copy or save functions at the client in respect of the data in its unprotected form”
  4. "suppress client computer copy or save functions with respect to the copy of the requested data," "suppress client computer copy and save functions with respect to the unprotected copy of the requested data"
  5. "restricting or preventing access to copy or save functions at the client in respect of the data in its unprotected form"
  6. "restrict or prevent client computer copy or save functions with respect to the unprotected copy of the requested data"
  7. "determining a machine identifier of the client by analy[z]ing its hardware and/or its software configuration"
  8. "cryptographically protecting the data"
  9. "a server computer"
  10. "a server"
  11. "sending the cryptographically protected data to the client"
  12. "a request for access to data
  13. Order of the first two steps of method claims