Facebook, Others Urge High Court To Raise Abstract Patent Bar

Law360, New York (March 9, 2012, 3:45 PM EST) -- A coalition of major technology companies including Facebook Inc. and Microsoft Corp. joined with the Electronic Frontier Foundation on Wednesday to urge the U.S. Supreme Court to reconsider a Federal Circuit ruling they say makes it too easy to patent abstract ideas involving the Internet.

The Computer & Communications Industry Association and the EFF, a nonprofit digital rights group, filed an amicus brief along with Red Hat Inc. on behalf of video game developer WildTangent Inc., which is accused of infringing a patent held by Ultramercial...
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