Netsoc, LLC v. Oath Inc.

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Case: 20-1437    Document: 42    Page: 1   Filed: 12/31/2020




        NOTE: This disposition is nonprecedential.


   United States Court of Appeals
       for the Federal Circuit
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                     NETSOC, LLC,
                    Plaintiff-Appellant

                            v.

                       OATH INC.,
                    Defendant-Appellee
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                        2020-1437
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    Appeal from the United States District Court for the
 Southern District of New York in No. 1:18-cv-12267-RA,
 Judge Ronnie Abrams.
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                Decided: December 31, 2020
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    WILLIAM PETERSON RAMEY, III, Ramey & Schwaller,
 LLP, Houston, TX, argued for plaintiff-appellant.

    RALPH JEFFREY CARTER, Duane Morris LLP, New York,
 NY, argued for defendant-appellee. Also represented by
 KEVIN PAUL ANDERSON, Washington, DC.
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    Before TARANTO, CHEN, and STOLL, Circuit Judges.
Case: 20-1437    Document: 42      Page: 2   Filed: 12/31/2020




2                                    NETSOC, LLC   v. OATH INC.



 STOLL, Circuit Judge.
      NetSoc, LLC appeals the United States District Court
 for the Southern District of New Yorkís dismissal of certain
 patent-infringement allegations against Oath Inc. The dis-
 trict court held that NetSoc was collaterally estopped from
 asserting infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent
 No. 9,218,591 following a decision by the United States
 District Court for the Northern District of Texas holding
 claims in related U.S. Patent No. 9,978,107 patent ineligi-
 ble under 35 U.S.C. ß 101. See NetSoc, LLC v. Match Grp.,
 LLC, No. 3:18-CV-01809-N, 

2019 WL 3304704

, at *3
 (N.D. Tex. July 22, 2019). Our determination in NetSoc,
 LLC v. Match Grp., No. 20-1195 (Fed. Cir. Dec. 31, 2020),
 issued herewith, holding the claims of the í591 patent inel-
 igible under ß 101 renders the issues in this case moot.
 Therefore, we dismiss as moot NetSocís appeal of the dis-
 trict courtís decision.
                         DISMISSED
                           COSTS
    No costs.

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