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Weil Secures Affirmance of Dismissal for Nuance of Four-Patent Infringement Action on Section 101 Grounds

On Thursday, April 4, 2024, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit unanimously affirmed dismissal on Section 101 grounds of a patent infringement action filed against Weil’s client, Nuance Communications, Inc.  

The plaintiff, AI Visualize, brought the action in Delaware federal court, asserting 35 claims across four patents directed toward technology that relates to visualizing large medical image datasets over the internet. The Delaware federal court granted Nuance’s motion to dismiss on Section 101 grounds, and AI Visualize appealed to the Federal Circuit.

In its opinion, the Federal Circuit agreed with Nuance’s arguments that all of the plaintiff’s claims are ineligible under Section 101 of the Patent Act because they are directed to nothing more than the abstract idea of “obtaining, manipulating, and displaying data,” “claimed at a high level of generality.”

The Weil team included Litigation Department Co-Chair David Lender, Patent Litigation practice Co-Head Anish Desai, and counsel Amanda Branch and Priyata Patel.