Rumours of the death of software patents in the US continue to be greatly exaggerated. http://t.co/d0hSDs0gz7
The Ultramercial decision is a good one; software patent owners should welcome it, says ex- Microsoft patent chief. http://t.co/4BdvxUUFom
Why the Delhi High Court's FRAND order in Ericsson v Micromax standards patent case is a boon for Asia's IP market: http://t.co/XlEinOVuii
Software patent owners have nothing to fear from the CAFC's Ultramercial decision, says Microsoft's former chief patent counsel
This time last week, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued its decision in Ultramercial v Hulu. Almost immediately, it seemed opinion in the US split down the middle: either it was the latest proof that software patents are now living on borrowed time; or it was a case-specific judgment that should have little broader impact. Yesterday on the blog, we published the views of...
The Delhi High Court has ordered that smartphone manufacturer Micromax pay Ericsson royalties on all products it sells while a standards-essential patent (SEP) suit brought against it by the Swedish company – and an accompanying antitrust investigation – continues. The court issued an interim order last week stating that Micromax – which dominates the low-price end of the...
Claims that CAFC's Ultramercial decision could prove a catastrophe for companies that license software patents
Last week, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit delivered its decision in Ultramercial Inc v Hulu LLC. This was the first time since the Supreme Court’s controversial Alice judgment that the court had dealt with a software patent issue, so its ruling has been greatly anticipated. Not being lawyers ourselves, and therefore unqualified to assess the full implications of what was...
There were no empty seats at the first-ever IPBC Japan, which took place in Tokyo on September 4, and 70% of the delegates came from the country’s corporate community. The theme of the day was change and how to deal with it. Attendees left with plenty to ponder
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