Cadwalader Achieves Victory for Hyland Software, Inc. and Hyland UK Operations Limited

April 01, 2022

A team of Cadwalader IP and Global Litigation attorneys won, on behalf of our clients Hyland Software, Inc. and Hyland UK Operations Limited, a motion to dismiss OpenText Corporation’s claims for infringement of two enterprise content management patents. The Central District of California (Carter, J.) ruled that those patents fail to claim patentable subject matter under 35 U.S.C. § 101. The patents are directed to applying and enforcing retention rules to enterprise content and classifying content using methods such as optical character recognition.

That ruling prompted OpenText to agree to voluntarily dismiss with prejudice its claim in a related case that Hyland UK infringes a third patent—another patent that Hyland UK had challenged under Section 101. OpenText’s ongoing campaign against Hyland and Hyland UK has thus been further narrowed.

Hyland has also challenged a fourth OpenText patent under Section 101. That challenge will be argued in the coming weeks.

Cadwalader represents Hyland and Hyland UK with a team that includes partners Jonathan Watkins, John Moehringer, and Danielle Tully; special counsel Michael Powell; associates John Augelli, Dov Hirsch, Chad Lee, and Elana Minkoff; and staff attorney Jessica Talar.