Parable Of A Patent Troll And Its Prodigal Software Patent

Law360, New York (December 15, 2016, 9:22 AM EST) -- Intellectual Ventures recently filed for a rehearing en banc in Intellectual Ventures LLC v. Symantec Corp. and Trend Micro Inc. for a decision made in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit that invalidated three of its software patents. The variety of patents at issue, colloquially dubbed the "Do-It-On-A-Computer" patent, have been increasingly invalidated after the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International. The invalidation of the patents came as no surprise to most in the industry, but a notable concurrence has turned heads. The concurrence has the potential to end claims for software patent...

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