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Court finally kills infamous patent for watching ads online

A company called Ultramercial has for years claimed a monopoly over an “invention” for showing pre-roll ads on the internet, and sued the likes of Hulu and YouTube for royalty payments. 404 more words

Computer experts push Supreme Court to hear Google's appeal in API copyright case

A group of 77 prominent computer scientists filed a petition with the Supreme Court on Friday, urging it to review a controversial ruling that allowed Oracle to claim copyright on APIs, which are an essential building block for many everyday software operations. 453 more words

Federal Circuit Clarifies Limits of US Patent Law

by: Robert Wagner, patent attorney at the Pittsburgh law firm of Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Robert Wagner on G+)

The United States patent laws have a territorial scope and prohibit individuals from making, using, offering for sale, and selling any patented invention within the United States without authority from the patent owner. 829 more words


Google urges Supreme Court to act on Oracle ruling, shut down copyright claims on APIs

Google warned the Supreme Court this week it must act now to reverse a bombshell court decision from this summer that could stunt the technology sector “by granting unwarranted, 95-year (or longer) monopolies on the basic building blocks of innovation.” 715 more words