Match Group, LLC v. Bumble Trading Inc.

Western District of Texas, txwd-6:2018-cv-00080


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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS WACO DIVISION MATCH GROUP, LLC, Plaintiff, Case No.: 6:18-cv-00080-ADA-JCM vs. JURY TRIAL BUMBLE TRADING, INC., Defendant. NOTICE OF SUPPLEMENTAL AUTHORITY IN SUPPORT OF DEFENDANT'S MOTION TO DISMISS MATCH GROUP, LLC'S FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT Defendant Bumble Trading, Inc. ("Bumble") respectfully submits the attached supplemental authority in support of its Motion to Dismiss Match Group, LLC's First Amended Complaint. (D.I. 10) On November 5, 2018, the Court held a hearing on Bumble's Motion to Dismiss. During the hearing, the Court asked about Section 101 case law where a court examined a patent specification during the motion to dismiss phase. The following cases (attached as Exhibits 1-4) relate to this issue:  In re TLI Commc'ns LLC Patent Litig., 823 F.3d 607, 613-15 (Fed. Cir. 2017);  Talent Broker Tech. LLC v., Inc., Case No. CV 17-08532-SJO (MRWx), 2018 WL3019641, at *7-*9 (C.D. Cal. May 22, 2018);  Cellspin Soft, Inc. v. Fitbit, Inc., 316 F. Supp.3d 1138, 1153-54 (N.D. Cal. 2018); and  TriPlay, Inc. v. WhatApp Inc., C.A. No. 13-1703-LPS-CJB, 2018 WL 1479027, at *7-10 (D. Del. Mar. 27, 2018) In addition, during the hearing, Counsel for Bumble informed the Court that it would provide the Court with Federal Circuit case law relating to variations in the recitation of the claimed abstract idea. Apple, Inc. v. Ameranth, Inc., 842 F.3d 1229, 1240-41 (Fed. Cir. 2016) (attached as Exhibit 5) addresses this issue. Dated: November 8, 2018 Respectfully submitted, By: Joseph M. Drayton Joseph M. Drayton (Pro Hac Vice) NY Bar No. 2875318 COOLEY LLP 1114 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10036 Telephone: (212) 479-6000 Facsimile: (212) 479-6275 Michael G. Rhodes (Pro Hac Vice) CA 116127 Matthew Caplan (Pro Hac Vice) CA Bar No. 260388 COOLEY LLP 101 California Street, 5th Floor San Francisco, CA 94111-5800 Telephone (415) 693-2000 Facsimile: (415) 693-2222 Rose S. Whelan (Pro Hac Vice) DC Bar No. 999367 COOLEY LLP 1299 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W. Suite 700 Washington, DC 20004 Telephone: (202) 842-7800 Facsimile: (202) 842-7899 Deron R. Dacus Texas Bar No. 00790553 THE DACUS FIRM, PC 821 ESE Loop 323, Suite 430 Tyler, TX 75701 Telephone: (903) 705-1117 Facsimile: (903) 581-2543 ATTORNEYS FOR DEFENDANT BUMBLE TRADING, INC. -2- CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE The undersigned certifies that the foregoing document was filed electronically with the Clerk of Court using the CM/ECF system which will send notification of such filing to all counsel of record on November 8, 2018. Joseph M. Drayton Joseph M. Drayton -3-