Federal Circuit Reinstates Jury Verdict In Patent Case Over Online College Applications

Law360, New York (August 2, 2005, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has reinstated a $1.2 million verdict in favor of a maker of software to speed up online college applications.

Oregon-based CollegeNET, Inc. prevailed over its Virginia-based rival ApplyYourself, Inc. after the Federal Circuit threw out a lower court’s claim construction of a patent for a technology called the Universal Form Engine.

Both companies serve higher education. Using the technology, students are able to rapidly complete online admissions forms from multiple institutional websites with their stored personal information....
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