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November 22

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

November 21

Rumours of the death of software patents in the US continue to be greatly exaggerated. http://t.co/d0hSDs0gz7

November 21

The Ultramercial decision is a good one; software patent owners should welcome it, says ex- Microsoft patent chief. http://t.co/4BdvxUUFom

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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...

20 Nov 2014
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...

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