Ultramercial V. Hulu: Federal Circuit Affirms District Court’s Dismissal of Patent Lawsuit for a Patent Claiming an Abstract Idea

Ultramercial V. Hulu:  Federal Circuit Affirms District Court’s Dismissal of Patent Lawsuit for a Patent Claiming an Abstract Idea

In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank Int’l, which outlines the steps for determining whether a patent claiming an abstract idea complies with the patentable subject matter requirements of 35 USC § 101, the Federal Circuit in Ultramercial, Inc. v. Hulu, et al., affirmed a district court’s granting of a 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss claims for patent infringement.