Ultramercial Wins Amici Support In High Court Cert. Bid

Law360, New York (June 18, 2015, 3:19 PM EDT) -- A group of computer-based technology patent holders told the U.S. Supreme Court to hear Ultramercial LLC's appeal of a decision that invalidated its online advertising patent as an abstract idea, saying the high court must clarify the standards for analyzing whether an idea qualifies as abstract. 

In an amicus brief filed Tuesday, the amici urged the justices to grant Ultramercial's petition for certiorari to review a November ruling that invalidated its patent on a method of viewing ads in order to access online content under Alice, which held that abstract ideas implemented using a computer are ineligible for a patent....

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