Crowd Funding Boost? Crowd Funding Patent Invalidated by Kickstarter


07.01.15 Posted in District Court Opinions, News by

Crowd Funding Patent Claims Abstract Ideas

Judge Failla at the Southern District of New York agreed with Kickstarter that US Patent  7,885,887, claiming crowd funding, is invalid under §101. “The ‘887 Patent claims only the abstract and time-honored concept of patronage, and even the addition of an element of computer use is insufficient to render it valid under Section 101 of the Patent Act, 35 U.S.C. § 101.” Kickstarter’s motion for summary judgment is granted.

Kickstarter, Inc. v. Fan Funded, LLC, et. al., No. 1:11-cv-06909, SDNY, Judge Failla, 6/29/2015

The original opinion is here: nysd-1-11-cv-06909-111

Cittone & Chinta LLP



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