Fed. Circ. Revives WildTangent Web Media Patent Suit

Law360, San Diego (September 15, 2011, 4:10 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit on Thursday revived Ultramercial LLC’s infringement case against WildTangent Inc., finding that Ultramercial’s process for distribution of copyrighted content over the Internet was patentable.

In a precedential decision, the three-judge panel reversed a California district court’s dismissal of the suit that found Ultramercial’s method for monetizing and distributing copyrighted products over the Internet did not claim patent eligible subject matter, holding that the process at issue was covered by Section 101 of the Patent Act.

The patent, U.S. Patent Number 7,346,545, specifically claims...
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