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Morrison & Foerster Successfully Obtains Dismissal of Patent on Section 101 Grounds for Client RiversideFM

23 Feb 2022

A team of Morrison & Foerster IP litigators led by Michael Jacobs and Kyle Mooney successfully obtained dismissal of a patent on Section 101 grounds in a lawsuit against client RiversideFM filed by competitor OpenReel.

RiversideFM is an innovative start-up company that provides a feature-rich platform that allows independent podcasters and enterprises to remotely record high-quality video and audio using mobile devices.

In October 2021, OpenReel sued Riverside in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware for alleged patent infringement and sought a preliminary injunction. OpenReel alleged that Riverside infringed U.S. Patent No. 10,560,500, entitled “Systems and Methods for Recording and Storing Media Content.” Riverside moved to dismiss OpenReel’s claims on the ground that the ’500 Patent was invalid and opposed OpenReel’s preliminary injunction motion. Judge Andrews held oral argument on January 27.

On February 22, Judge Andrews dismissed OpenReel’s Complaint on the ground that the ’500 Patent was invalid under Section 101. Judge Andrews gave OpenReel three weeks to file an amended complaint, and ordered the case closed if it failed to do so.

The Morrison & Foerster team representing Riverside was led by IP litigation partners Michael Jacobs and Kyle Mooney, and included IP litigation associates Eric Lin, Shaun Patrick deLacy, and Andrea Scripa.

Clear Doc, Inc. D/B/ A OpenReel v. RiversideFM, Inc., case number 1:21-cv-01422-RGA, was heard by Judge Richard G. Andrews in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

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