Fed. Circ. Nixes Bid To Patent Music Royalty Tech

Law360, New York (May 21, 2013, 4:51 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit on Tuesday rejected an inventor’s bid to patent his digital rights management technology that allows singers and other music copyright holders to receive their due royalties when their work is publicly performed, ruling the technology behind the invention is obvious.

A three-judge panel affirmed a decision rejecting the application by Scott Schreer by the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences, which had said the claims of the patent he was seeking would have been obvious to an expert in the subject matter of...
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