Fed. Circ. Mulls 'Program' Meaning In Apple IOS Fight

Law360, New York (January 9, 2014, 7:57 PM EST) -- The Federal Circuit on Thursday considered whether a lower court appropriately construed the term “program” to refer only to applications in an appeal brought by Ancora Technologies Corp. alleging Apple Inc.'s iOS mobile operating system infringes its software for anti-piracy technology.

On appeal is the dismissal of Ancora's suit alleging Apple products such as the iPhone and iPad that run the iOS operating system infringe its U.S. Patent Number 6,411,941, which covers a method for verifying and restricting the operation of an unauthorized program on a...
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