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After Enfish: TLI Court Comes to Opposite Conclusion in “Directed to” Inquiry

Posted by Ed Russavage on Jul 25, 2016

Ed Russavage

The case In re TLI Communications LLC Patent Litigation (Fed. Cir. 2016) is the first Federal Circuit case since Enfish relating to the interpretation of the Alice/Mayo test under 35 U.S.C. §101.  Unlike Enfish, the claims in TLI were found to be abstract and directed to generalized steps performed on a computer using conventional computer activity.  In particular, TLI’s claims were found to be directed to the abstract idea of “taking, organizing, classifying, and storing photographs.”

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