T&K IP Team Mentioned in Law360 on Broadcom Win

“Sony Loses Alice Bid To Toss Patents In PlayStation 4 Suit”

A California federal judge on Wednesday denied Sony Corp.’s bid to toss allegations that its PlayStation 4 and Blu-ray players infringe two patents owned by its rivals, finding that coding methods that improve video processing speeds are inventive concepts patentable under the U.S. Supreme Court’s Alice decision.

U.S. District Judge James V. Selna found that two patents owned by Broadcom Corp. and Avago Technologies General IP Pte. Ltd. describe innovative technology that is subject-matter eligible for patent protection under the high court’s 2014 Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank decision, which held that abstract ideas implemented using a computer are not patent-eligible under Section 101 of the Patent Act.

Broadcom is represented by Bruce S. Sostek, Jane Politz Brandt, Herbert J. Hammond, Richard L. Wynne Jr., Adrienne E. Dominguez and Vishal Patel of Thompson & Knight LLP.