High Court Tells Fed. Circ. To Rethink Software Patent Ruling

Law360, New York (May 21, 2012, 1:09 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has added to the uncertainty surrounding the law on subject matter eligibility by ordering the Federal Circuit on Monday to reconsider a ruling affirming the validity of Ultramercial LLC's patent for viewing ads in order to access online content in light of the high court's recent Prometheus decision, attorneys said.

WildTangent Inc., the company Ultramercial accused of infringement, told the Supreme Court that by finding Ultramercial's invention to be patentable under Section 101 of the Patent Act — which bars patents on...
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