Judge Stark Split the Baby on Another “Section 101 Day” in Delaware

February 9, 2020

Last month, District Judge Leonard P. Stark issued a set of Alice rulings—this time two—after another “Section 101 Day”, held on January 10 in Delaware. In a single hearing, the court considered eligibility challenges to patents asserted by Pebble Tide LLC, a plaintiff associated with Texas monetization firm IP Edge LLC, in a campaign targeting products that take and send still photos and videos (most recently, provided by insurance companies to facilitate auto damage estimates) and to a patent asserted by Mimzi, LLC, an inventor-controlled plaintiff, in a campaign targeting incorporation of voice response technology in a variety of apps and devices. Judge Stark’s decisions, in a January 31 order lifting heavily from the hearing transcript, produced mixed results.

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