Texas Firm Gets Patent for Web-Based Software Updates

Law360, New York (October 22, 2003, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Bluecurrent Inc., a small company in Austin, TX, was awarded a controversial patent covering the online installation of any software or settings on new computers, the Wall Street Journal reported.

The company said it intends to enforce its patent and seek royalties of $10 to $25 for each time a new computer has software or other settings updated over the internet, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Bluecurrent's patent law firm, Jenkens & Gilchrist, has agreed to pursue the claims for a contingency fee. Companies will...
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