TWC, Hawaiian Telecom Get On-Demand Patent Nixed By Alice

By Vin Gurrieri (October 1, 2015, 6:56 PM EDT) -- A Hawaii federal judge has granted bids by Time Warner Cable Inc. and Hawaiian Telecom Inc. to invalidate a patent covering video-on-demand technology that they had been accused of infringing under the framework established by the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark Alice ruling.

U.S. District Judge Alan C. Kay granted twin motions for summary judgment by TWC and Hawaiian Telecom on Tuesday to invalidate plaintiff Broadband iTV Inc.'s U.S. Patent Number 7,631,336 as claiming an abstract idea that is ineligible for a patent under Section 101 of the Patent Act.

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