Judge Andrews grants motion for judgment on the pleadings under 35 U.S.C. § 101.

Judge Richard G. Andrews recently granted a motion for judgment on the pleadings that seven asserted patents claimed subject matter that is not patent-eligible under 35 U.S.C. § 101.  Personalized Media Commc’ns, LLC v. Amazon.com, Inc., et al., C.A. No. 13-1608-RGA (D. Del. Aug. 10, 2015).  Each of the patents was directed generally to “the use of control and information signals embedded in electronic media content to generate output for display that is personalized and relevant to a user.”  Judge Andrews found that the patents were not patent-eligible under § 101, because they claimed, respectively, the abstract ideas of: “using personal information to create a customized presentation,”  “updating operating instructions,” “decryption,” “completing partial instructions,” “promoting programming,” “receiving instructions for ordering,” and “providing personalized recommendations.”

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