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JP Morgan Chase & Co. v. Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (CBM2014-00180)

Representative Claim

  1. A method for electronically transferring units of exchange between a first module and a second module, comprising the steps of:
    1. initiating communication between said first module and an electronic device;
    2. passing a first value datum from said first module to said electronic device;
    3. passing said first value datum from said electronic device to said second module;
    4. performing a mathematical calculation on said first value datum thereby creating a second value datum;
    5. passing said second value datum from said second module to said electronic device;
    6. passing said second value datum from said electronic device to said first module;
    7. storing said second value datum in said first module; and
    8. discontinuing communication between said first module and said electronic device.

Posture:

Petition for CBM review.

Abstract Idea: Yes

“[W]e are persuaded that the challenged claims are directed to an abstract idea of data transfer, modification, and storage.”

Something More: No

“Here, on the record before us, Petitioner has shown sufficiently that the functions of the recited “first module,” “second module,” and “electronic device” at each step of the method are well understood, routine, and conventional. See, e.g., Ex. 1011 ¶¶ 32-34. These functions include communicating data, passing data, performing a mathematical calculation on data, and storing data. We are not persuaded by Patent Owner’s attempts to classify these components as specific hardware performing a carefully limited method. Rather, as the Supreme Court explained in Alice, “[n]early every computer will include” components capable of performing “basic calculation, storage, and transmission functions.” 134 S. Ct. at 2360.”