Online Merchandise Customization Methods Were Not Patentable

22 01 2017

American Needle, Inc. v. Zazzle Inc., No. 15 C 3971, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Jan. 19, 2016) (Darrah, J.).

Judge Darrah granted defendant Zazzle’s Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss plaintiff American Needle’s patent claims to methods for selling objects such as caps over the internet because the patent was unpatentable pursuant to 35 U.S.C. § 101.


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