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NOTE: This disposition is nonprecedential.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
Appeal from the United States District Court for the
Southern District of New York in No. 1:18-cv-12267-RA,
Judge Ronnie Abrams.
Decided: December 31, 2020
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.
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 York’s 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. § 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 ’591 patent inel-
igible under § 101 renders the issues in this case moot.
Therefore, we dismiss as moot NetSoc’s appeal of the dis-
trict court’s decision.