Netflix Wants 4 ‘Abstract’ Broadcom Patents Cut From IP Suit
Law360 (June 10, 2020, 4:51 PM EDT) — Netflix is urging a California federal judge to toss some infringement claims from Broadcom’s suit alleging the streaming giant built its success partly on the back of the chipmaker’s technology, saying the patents in question are abstract ideas.
Four of Broadcom’s nine asserted patents should be dismissed, Netflix said in a motion filed Monday, adding that the patents either lacked inventiveness or in some instances were broad ideas that could not be applied to computer technology exclusively.
Netflix said one of the patents “is directed to the abstract idea of redirecting traffic flow based on congestion. Claim 1, the only asserted…