buySAFE, Inc. v. Google, Inc. (Federal Circuit)
Google retained us to defend it against patent infringement claims relating to e-commerce. buySAFE asserted claims as to third-party performance guarantees in the context of Internet commerce. We successfully obtained a Rule 12(c) dismissal on the pleadings, demonstrating that the claims were not directed to patent-eligible subject matter pursuant to the “abstract idea” limitation implicit in Section 101. The Federal Circuit, in one of the first applications of Alice Corporation, agreed with our position in whole.