Netflix, Inc. v. Blockbuster, Inc.

Filing 115

Attachment 10
NOTICE by Blockbuster, Inc.(a Delaware corporation), Blockbuster, Inc.(a Delaware corporation), Blockbuster, Inc. Blockbuster's Amended Preliminary Invalidity Contentions On US Pat. No. 6584450 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit # 2 Exhibit # 3 Exhibit # 4 Exhibit # 5 Exhibit # 6 Exhibit # 7 Exhibit # 8 Exhibit # 9 Exhibit # 10 Exhibit # 11 Exhibit # 12 Exhibit # 13 Exhibit # 14 Exhibit)(Chen, Tony) (Filed on 12/20/2006)

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Case 3:06-cv-02361-WHA Document 115-11 Filed 12/20/2006 Page 1 of 11 BLOCKBUSTER'S AMENDED PRELIMINARY INVALIDITY CONTENTION DECEMBER 20, 2006 U.S. PATENT NO. 6,584,450 B1 EXHIBIT J CLAIM CHART (Claims 36 through 50) Elements of Claims 36 through 50 Claim 36 A computer-readable medium for renting items to customers, the computer-readable medium carrying one or more sequences of one or more instructions which, when executed by one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to perform the computer-implemented steps of: Prior Art Disclosure 361. Reference Guide: pp. 61, 115, 121-123, 177, 181, 1922 Functional Requirements: C.01, C.02, C.04, C.05 and C.06. Maxcess: pp1-3. Sirsi: pp.243-246. Auto Librarian: Figs. 1, 2, 3 and 4, pp. 235-243. Yoshida: Figs. 1, 8a, 8b, 8c, 8d and 9, col. 6, ln. 24­col. 7, ln. 11; col. 10, ln. 13­col. 14, ln. 15. Kuriyama: Figs. 7 and 10, col. 4, lns. 24­col. 6, ln. 64. Koya: Figs. 1a, 1b, 4a, 4b and 6, col. 4, ln. 35­col. 8, ln. 30. Crook: Figs. 1-12 and 15, col. 4, lns. 15­col. 19, ln. 30. Isobe: Figs. 1, 2, 5 and 6, col 1, ln. 63­col. 4, ln. 5. 1 2 By citing prior art or the preamble of the claims listed herein, Blockbuster is not admitting that the preamble of the claims should be considered limitations. The specific citation to a portion of a reference is provided to indicate that it is Blockbuster's present knowledge or belief that the cited portion contains invalidating prior art, which shall not be construed as to suggest that it is the only portion that contains invalidating prior art. Dockets.Justia.com Case 3:06-cv-02361-WHA Document 115-11 Filed 12/20/2006 Page 2 of 11 BLOCKBUSTER'S AMENDED PRELIMINARY INVALIDITY CONTENTION (U.S. PATENT NO. 6,584,450 B1) Elements of Claims 36 through 50 Prior Art Disclosure Sieferti `526: Figs. 39-40, col. 17, lns. 13­23. Subler: Figs. 1-5, col. 4, ln. 12­col. 10, ln. 53. Morales: Fig. 6, col. 7, ln. 32­col. 8, ln. 30. Hendricks: Figs. 16 and 21, col. 34, ln. 51­col. 35, ln. 36; col. 38, lns 5­35. Saigh: Fig. 9, col. 11, ln. 18­col. 12, ln. 67. Ginter: Fig. 72A-C, D, col. 263, ln. 10­col. 264, ln. 42. Cook: Fig. 1, col. 4, ln. 8­col. 7, ln. 45. Fein: Figs. 6A-6D, col. 5, ln. 1­col. 10. ln. 19. Leason: Figs. 2A and 5A, col. 5, ln. 26­col. 11, ln. 48. Video Vendor Services, Video Vendor User Manual, pp. 20-21. Bakoglu: Figs. 1-3, col. 2, ln. 46­col. 4, ln. 37. McMullan: Figs. 10-11, col. 17, ln. 61­col. 18, ln. 11. Multi Video Services, Multi Video Article, pp. 22-23. Pop*Card Services, Pop*Card Article No. 1, pp. 146-147. Video Hit Services, Video Hit Article, p. 9. Cine Club Services, Cine Club Article No. 1, p. 8. Campus Video Services, Campus Video Article, bottom of mid. col. AudioQueue Services, AudioQueue Catalog No. 1, p. 65. BTCC Business Training Library Services, Business Training Library Web Pages, pp. BB00013049-51. Talking Book World Services, Talking Book World Article, pp 1-2 Books on Tape Services, Books on Tape Web Pages No. 1, pp. BB00012211-13, Books on Tape Web Pages No. 2, pp. BB00013037-46. Avis Services, Avis Article, p. 6, Avis 1997 Web Pages, pp. BB00011942-47. EXHIBIT J: CLAIM CHART (Claims 36 through 50) Page 2 of 11 Case 3:06-cv-02361-WHA Document 115-11 Filed 12/20/2006 Page 3 of 11 BLOCKBUSTER'S AMENDED PRELIMINARY INVALIDITY CONTENTION (U.S. PATENT NO. 6,584,450 B1) Elements of Claims 36 through 50 Prior Art Disclosure TiVo Services, TiVo Report, pp. 38-41. Bradley, Figs. 3A, 3B and 7, col. 11, ln. 3 ­ col. 17, ln. 25. Netflix Services, Netflix Web Pages No. 1, pp. BB00013060-63. 36a. See Contention 1a. receiving one or more item selection criteria that indicates two or more items that a customer desires to rent; providing to the customer up to a specified number of the two or more items indicated by the one or more item selection criteria; and in response to receiving any of the items provided to the customer, providing to the customer one or more other items indicated by the one or more item selection criteria, wherein a total current number of items provided to the customer does not exceed the specified number. Claim 37 A computer-readable medium as recited in claim 36, wherein the total number of items provided to the customer within a specified period of time does not exceed a specified limit. Claim 38 A computer-readable medium as recited in claim 37, further comprising one or more 36b. See Contention 1b. 36c. See Contention 1c. 36d. See Contention 1d. 37. See Contention 36. 37a. See Contention 2a. 38. See Contentions 36 and 37. EXHIBIT J: CLAIM CHART (Claims 36 through 50) Page 3 of 11 Case 3:06-cv-02361-WHA Document 115-11 Filed 12/20/2006 Page 4 of 11 BLOCKBUSTER'S AMENDED PRELIMINARY INVALIDITY CONTENTION (U.S. PATENT NO. 6,584,450 B1) Elements of Claims 36 through 50 sequences of one or more instructions which, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to perform the step of: if the total number of items provided to the customer within the specified period of time is less than the specified limit, then increasing the specified limit for another specified period of time. Claim 39 A computer-readable medium as recited in claim 36, wherein the one or more item selection criteria indicates a desired order for the two or more items that a customer desires to rent, 38a. See Contention 3a. Prior Art Disclosure 39. See Contention 36. 39a. See Contention 4a. the step of providing to the customer up to a 39b. See Contention 4b. specified number of the two or more items indicated by the one or more item selection criteria includes providing to the customer up to a specified number of the two or more items indicated by the one or more item selection criteria in the desired order indicated by the one or more item selection criteria, and the step of providing to the customer one or more other items indicated by the one or more item selection criteria includes 39c. See Contention 4c. EXHIBIT J: CLAIM CHART (Claims 36 through 50) Page 4 of 11 Case 3:06-cv-02361-WHA Document 115-11 Filed 12/20/2006 Page 5 of 11 BLOCKBUSTER'S AMENDED PRELIMINARY INVALIDITY CONTENTION (U.S. PATENT NO. 6,584,450 B1) Elements of Claims 36 through 50 providing to the customer one or more other items indicated by the one or more item selection criteria in the desired order indicated by the one or more item selection criteria. Claim 40 A computer-readable medium as recited in claim 39, further comprising one or more sequences of one or more instructions which, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to perform the step of: if a particular item from the two or more items indicated by the one or more item selection criteria is not available, then providing another item from the two or more items based upon the desired order indicated by the one or more item select ion criteria. Claim 41 A computer-readable medium as recited in claim 36, wherein the one or more item selection criteria specifies one or more preferred item attributes, the step of providing to the customer up to a specified number of the two or more items indicated by the one or more item selection criteria includes automatically selecting and 40. See Contention 39. Prior Art Disclosure 40a. See Contention 5a. 41. See Contention 36. 41a. See Contention 6a. 41b. See Contention 6b. EXHIBIT J: CLAIM CHART (Claims 36 through 50) Page 5 of 11 Case 3:06-cv-02361-WHA Document 115-11 Filed 12/20/2006 Page 6 of 11 BLOCKBUSTER'S AMENDED PRELIMINARY INVALIDITY CONTENTION (U.S. PATENT NO. 6,584,450 B1) Elements of Claims 36 through 50 providing to the customer up to a specified number of two or more items that have one or more of the one or more preferred item attributes specified by the one or more item selection criteria, and the step of providing to the customer one or more other items indicated by the one or more item selection criteria includes automatically selecting and providing to the customer one or more other items that have one or more of the one or more preferred item attributes specified by the one or more item select ion criteria. Claim 42 A computer-readable medium as recited in claim 36, further comprising: establishing, based upon the one or more item selection criteria, an item rental queue for the customer, 41c. See Contention 6c. Prior Art Disclosure 42. See Contention 36. 42a. See Contention 7a. wherein the item rental queue contains one or 42b. See Contention 7b. more entries that specify the two or more items that the customer desires to rent; and in response to receiving back any of the items provided to the customer, selecting the one or more other items from the item rental queue. 42c. See Contention 7c. EXHIBIT J: CLAIM CHART (Claims 36 through 50) Page 6 of 11 Case 3:06-cv-02361-WHA Document 115-11 Filed 12/20/2006 Page 7 of 11 BLOCKBUSTER'S AMENDED PRELIMINARY INVALIDITY CONTENTION (U.S. PATENT NO. 6,584,450 B1) Elements of Claims 36 through 50 Claim 43 A computer-readable medium as recited in claim 36, further comprising in response to receiving a customer notification, providing to the customer a second set of one or more other items indicated by the one or more item selection criteria. Claim 44 A computer-readable medium as recited in claim 36, Prior Art Disclosure 43. See Contention 36. 43a. See Contention 8a. 44. See Contention 36. further comprising in response to expiration 44a. See Contention 9a. of a specified amount of time, providing to the customer a second set of one or more other items indicated by the one or more item selection criteria. Claim 45 A computer-readable medium as recited in claim 36, 45. See Contention 36. further comprising in response to a specified 45a. See Contention 10a. date being reached, providing to the customer a second set of one or more other items indicated by the one or more item selection criteria. EXHIBIT J: CLAIM CHART (Claims 36 through 50) Page 7 of 11 Case 3:06-cv-02361-WHA Document 115-11 Filed 12/20/2006 Page 8 of 11 BLOCKBUSTER'S AMENDED PRELIMINARY INVALIDITY CONTENTION (U.S. PATENT NO. 6,584,450 B1) Elements of Claims 36 through 50 Claim 46 A computer-readable medium as recited in claim 36, further comprising in response to a specified fee being received, providing to the customer a second set of one or more other items indicated by the one or more item selection criteria. Claim 47 A computer-readable medium as recited in claim 36, wherein items are provided to the customer by mail. Claim 48 A computer-readable medium as recited in claim 36, wherein items are provided to the customer by a delivery agent. Claim 49 A computer-readable medium as recited in claim 36, wherein: the two or more items are two or more movies, Prior Art Disclosure 46. See Contention 36. 46a. See Contention 11a. 47. See Contention 36. 47a. See Contention 12a. 48a. See Contention 36. 48a. See Contention 13a. 49. See Contention 36. 49a. See Contention 14a. EXHIBIT J: CLAIM CHART (Claims 36 through 50) Page 8 of 11 Case 3:06-cv-02361-WHA Document 115-11 Filed 12/20/2006 Page 9 of 11 BLOCKBUSTER'S AMENDED PRELIMINARY INVALIDITY CONTENTION (U.S. PATENT NO. 6,584,450 B1) Elements of Claims 36 through 50 the one or more item selection criteria are one or more movie selection criteria, the step of receiving one or more item selection criteria that indicates two or more items that a customer desires to rent includes receiving one or more movie selection criteria that indicates two or more movies that a customer desires to rent, Prior Art Disclosure 49b. See Contention 14b. 49c. See Contention 14c. the step of providing to the customer up to a 49d. See Contention 14d. specified number of the two or more items indicated by the one or more item select ion criteria includes providing to the customer up to a specified number of the two or more movies indicated by the one or more movie selection criteria, and the step of in response to receiving any 49e. See Contention 14e. of the items provided to the customer, providing to the customer one or more other items indicated by the one or more item selection criteria, wherein a total current number of items provided to the customer does not exceed the specified number includes in response to receiving any of the movies provided to the customer providing to the customer one or more other movies indicated by the one or more movie selection criteria, wherein a total current number of movies provided to the customer does not exceed the specified number. EXHIBIT J: CLAIM CHART (Claims 36 through 50) Page 9 of 11 Case 3:06-cv-02361-WHA Document 115-11 Filed 12/20/2006 Page 10 of 11 BLOCKBUSTER'S AMENDED PRELIMINARY INVALIDITY CONTENTION (U.S. PATENT NO. 6,584,450 B1) Elements of Claims 36 through 50 Claim 50 A computer-readable medium as recited in claim 36, wherein: the two or more items are two or more games, the one or more item selection criteria are one or more game selection criteria, the step of receiving one or more item selection criteria that indicates two or more items that a customer desires to rent includes receiving one or more game selection criteria that indicates two or more games that a customer desires to rent, Prior Art Disclosure 50. See Contention 36. 50a. See Contention 15a. 50b. See Contention 15b. 50c. See Contention 15c. the step of providing to the customer up to a 50d. See Contention 15d. specified number of the two or more items indicated by the one or more item selection criteria includes providing to the customer up to a specified number of the two or more games indicated by the one or more game selection criteria, and the step of in response to receiving any of the items provided to the customer, providing to the customer one or more other items indicated by the one or more item selection criteria, wherein a total current number of items provided to the customer does not exceed the specified number 50e. See Contention 15e. EXHIBIT J: CLAIM CHART (Claims 36 through 50) Page 10 of 11 Case 3:06-cv-02361-WHA Document 115-11 Filed 12/20/2006 Page 11 of 11 BLOCKBUSTER'S AMENDED PRELIMINARY INVALIDITY CONTENTION (U.S. PATENT NO. 6,584,450 B1) Elements of Claims 36 through 50 includes in response to receiving any of the games provided to the customer, providing to the customer one or more other games indicated by the one or more game selection criteria, wherein a total current number of games provided to the customer does not exceed the specified number. Prior Art Disclosure EXHIBIT J: CLAIM CHART (Claims 36 through 50) Page 11 of 11

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