Judge allows Klaustech Inc.'s infringement claims against Google Inc.-acquired company to proceed

Mishcon de Reya New York LLP is representing KlausTech Inc.

A California federal judge on Monday determined that the claims of a patent covering an Internet display frame for advertisements are not directed to an abstract idea under the U.S. Supreme Court’s Alice ruling, allowing KlausTech Inc.'s infringement claims against a Google Inc. –acquired company to proceed. U.S. District Judge Jeffrey S. White determined that even if KlausTech’s patent had failed the first part of the Alice test by being directed to an abstract idea, it still would have passed the test’s second part because the concept is not simply associated with a computer, but it improves an existing technological process as well, according to the order.

We are very pleased with Judge White’s decision and recognition that the patented invention is not abstract but rather is directed to a technological improvement specific to Internet-related advertising, Eric P. Berger, an attorney representing KlausTech, said in a statement.

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