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Google, Inc. v. Simpleair, Inc.

Representative Claim

  1. A method for transmitting data to selected remote devices, comprising the steps of:

transmitting data from an information source to a central broadcast server;

preprocessing said data at said central broadcast server, further comprising the step of:

parsing said data with parsers corresponding to said central broadcast server;

transmitting said data to an information gateway for building data blocks and assigning addresses to said data blocks;

transmitting said data blocks from said information gateway to a transmission gateway for preparing said data blocks for

transmission to receivers;

transmitting preprocessed data to receivers communicating with said devices; and

instantaneously notifying said devices of receipt of said preprocessed data whether said devices are online or offline from a data channel associated with each device.

Posture:

Petition for CBM review.

Abstract Idea: No

“Petitioner does not explain sufficiently how the challenged claims allegedly relate to the abstract idea of packaging and routing information as part of a subscription service.”

“Moreover, every method can be generalized to the point of abstraction if the claim language is ignored. Here, Petitioner overlooks the various physical components recited by the claims, including the remote devices and the central broadcast server.”

Something More: No

“Petitioner’s generalized arguments, not directed to the specific language of the challenged claims, are insufficient to show that the claims more likely than not are directed to a patent-ineligible abstract idea. As such, we need not turn to the second step in Alice to look for additional elements that can transform the nature of the claim into a patent-eligible application of an abstract idea.”