Fed. Circ. Revives Anti-Piracy Patent Suit Against Apple

Law360, New York (March 3, 2014, 2:39 PM EST) -- The Federal Circuit on Monday gave new life to Ancora Technologies Inc.'s suit against Apple Inc. over an anti-piracy patent, ruling that a lower court's incorrect claim construction led to a judgment that Apple did not infringe.

The patent covers technology that prevents software programs from running on a computer if they are not covered by a valid license, and the appeals court held that U.S. District Judge Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers incorrectly held that the term "program" can refer only to software applications, not operating...
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