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Core Wireless Licensing v. LG Electronics, Inc.

Representative Claim

  1. A computing device comprising a display screen, the computing device being configured
    to display on the screen a menu listing one or more applications,

and additionally being configured to display on the screen an application summary that can be reached directly from the menu,

wherein the application summary displays a limited list of data offered within the one or more applications, each of the data in the list being selectable to launch the respective application and enable the selected data to be seen within the respective application,

and wherein the application summary is displayed while the one or more applications are in an un-launched state.

Posture:

Rule 56 Motion for Summary Judgment.

Abstract Idea: No

The concepts of “application,” “summary window,” and “unlaunched state” are specific to devices like computers and cell phones. LG identifies no analog to these concepts outside the context of such devices. A claim that “do[es] not merely recite the performance of some business practice known from the pre-Internet world along with the requirement to perform it on the Internet,” but instead is “rooted in computer technology in order to overcome a problem specifically arising in the realm of computer networks” is concrete, not abstract.

Something More: Yes

The claimed invention is directed to a machine—a “computing device comprising a display screen”—and as discussed supra, the limitations of the claim make no sense outside the context of that specific machine. Absent a computing device and a display screen, it is not clear how or why one would display an “application summary” corresponding to one or more applications “in an unlaunched state.”