Texas Federal Judge Agrees: Patent Claims Ineligible Subject Matter

Mealey's (September 14, 2015, 11:56 AM EDT) -- HOUSTON — A method and system patent for “determining the state of well operations” is invalid under 35 U.S. Code Section 101, a Texas federal judge ruled Sept. 11 (TDE Petroleum Data Solutions Inc. v. AKM Enterprise Inc. d/b/a Moblize Inc., No. 15-1821, S.D. Texas; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 121123).

(Decision available. Document #16-150921-021Z.)

According to U.S. Judge Gray H. Miller of the Southern District of Texas, the invention disclosed in U.S. patent No. 6,892,812 is nothing more than “simple steps of storing data, receiving data...
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