Federal Circuit Rules Free Stream Targeted Advertising Patent is Not Patent-Eligible

    On May 11, 2021, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed a U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California decision to deny a plaintiff’s motion to dismiss and hold that the asserted claims were patent-ineligible in the matter of Free Stream Media Corp. v. Alphonso Inc.

    The Federal Circuit found that according to Alice, the asserted claims relating to targeted advertisements and “passing relevant information through the security sandbox” were directed at an abstract idea and therefore not patent eligible.

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