Inventor Holdings, LLC v. Bed Bath & Beyond Inc., C.A. No. 14-448-GMS, August 21, 2015.
Sleet, J. Defendant’s motion for judgment on the pleadings is granted. Patent-in-suit is invalidated.
The disputed patent describes a method and system for processing payments for remotely purchased goods. Defendant claims the patent is invalid because the claims at issue embody the abstract idea of paying for remote orders at local retailers. Plaintiff’s argument is that the motion should be denied because the court previously denied similar motions in related cases. The court disagreed with plaintiff in light of the intervening Alice decision issued from the Supreme Court. The core invention is a fundamental economic or conventional business practice and is therefore an abstract idea. Additionally, the claims at issue lack meaningful limitations on the abstract idea. The claims are not patentable under 35 U.S.C. § 101.