Tech Co. Fights To Revive Hulu IP Suit In Fed. Circ.

Law360, Washington (August 4, 2011, 5:52 PM EDT) -- Ultramercial LLC told the Federal Circuit on Thursday that the process for distribution of copyrighted content over the Internet at the heart of its infringement suit against Hulu LLC and WildTangent Inc. was indeed patentable, and not just an abstract idea.

Ultramercial filed suit in September 2009, accusing Hulu and WildTangent of using a patented system to distribute and gate copyrighted content over the Internet without authorization. A district court dismissed the suit in light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Bilski v. Kappos, holding...
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