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November 24

Legislation clarifying Section 101 isn't as sexy as wholesale patent litigation reform, but it is much more necessary http://t.co/HF7KrRbxWn

November 24

Why Michelle Lee @USPTO nomination hearings need to start a real debate around 101 and patent eligibility http://t.co/DmoXPZZHdN

November 22

Memo to software patent owners in the US after CAFC's Ultramercial decision: keep calm and carry on. http://t.co/4BdvxUUFom

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24 Nov 2014
Lee confirmation hearings are the time to move the 101 debate beyond the US courts

Ultramercial v Hulu, opposing interpretations of which have been discussed here and here on the IAM blog over recent days, is the latest case in the post-Alice era where the patents in question foundered on section 101 ineligibility grounds. And as most readers of this blog and even casual patent market observers are probably aware, there is much confusion in large parts of the US IP...

21 Nov 2014
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...

21 Nov 2014
Indian court takes the lead on FRAND licensing in Asia

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...

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