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Internet Patents Corp. v. General Automobile Insurance Services, Inc.

United States District Court, N.D. California

September 24, 2013

INTERNET PATENTS CORPORATION, f/k/a INSWEB CORPORATION, Plaintiff,
v.
THE GENERAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE SERVICES, INC. d/b/a THE GENERAL, PERMANENT GENERAL ASSURANCE CORPORATION, and PERMANENT GENERAL ASSURANCE CORPORATION OF OHIO, Defendants

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For Internet Patents Corporation, formerly known as Insweb Corporation, Plaintiff: L. Eric Loewe, LEAD ATTORNEY, Internet Patents Corporation, Folsom, CA; Brian Lawrence King, Michael Pierre Adams, Winstead PC, Austin, TX; Joseph A. Greco, Justin T. Beck, Kimberly Paul Zapata, Beck, Bismonte & Finley, LLP, San Jose, CA.

For Permanent General Assurance Corporation of Ohio, Defendant: John F. Triggs, Ryan D. Levy, Waddey and Patterson PC, Nashville, TN.

For General Automobile Insurance Services, Inc., The, doing business as The General, Permanent General Assurance Corporation, Defendant: John Dennis O'Connor, LEAD ATTORNEY, O'Connor and Associates, San Francisco, CA; John F. Triggs, Ryan D. Levy, PRO HAC VICE, Waddey and Patterson PC, Nashville, TN.

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ORDER GRANTING DEFENDANTS' MOTION TO DISMISS

JEFFREY S. WHITE, UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE.

Now before the Court is the motion to dismiss filed by Defendants, The General Automobile Insurance Services, Inc., d/b/a The General, Permanent General Assurance Corporation, and Permanent General Assurance Corporation of Ohio (collectively, " Defendants" ). Having considered the parties' papers, relevant legal authority, and the record in this case, the Court finds the matter suitable for disposition without oral argument. See N.D. Civ. L-R 7-1(b). Therefore, the hearing date of October 4, 2013 is HEREBY VACATED. The Court GRANTS the Defendants' motion to dismiss with prejudice.

BACKGROUND

Defendants move to dismiss this suit on the basis that the Plaintiff's patent infringement claims must fail as a matter of law because the asserted patent, United States Patent No. 7,707,505 (" the '505 Patent" ) entitled " Dynamic Tabs for a Graphical User Interface," is invalid under 35 U.S.C. § 101

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for lack of patent-eligible subject matter.

The Court shall address additional facts as necessary in the remainder of this Order.

ANALYSIS

A. Applicable Legal Standards.


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