Ultramercial Ruling Conflicts With Bilski: WildTangent

Law360, San Diego (October 17, 2011, 11:34 PM EDT) -- WildTangent Inc. on Friday urged the Federal Circuit to re-examine a decision finding Ultramercial LLC’s process for distribution of copyrighted content over the Internet was patentable, arguing that the ruling conflicted with the U.S. Supreme Court’s Bilski decision.

WildTangent sought en banc review of a three-judge panel’s revival of Ultramercial’s infringement case against WildTangent after it found that references to “over the Internet” and at “an Internet website” were sufficient to transform an unpatentable abstract idea into a patentable process for purposes of Section 101 of...
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