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  • Video streaming service Aereo loses at Supreme Court

    The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that Web-based video streaming service Aereo, which rebroadcasts over-the-air television through antenna farms, violates the copyrights of TV networks.

    Written by Grant Gross26 June 14 01:55
  • Supreme Court could limit software patents in Alice case

    A case before the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this week could have a huge impact on business-method and software patents, with some experts concerned that the court could put significant limits on what can be patented.

    Written by Grant Gross03 April 14 07:04
  • Supreme Cout justices question some software patents

    The U.S. Supreme Court could wipe out a whole swath of software and business-method patents if justices invalidate four electronic-trading patents, an attorney for patent-owner Alice said.

    Written by Grant Gross01 April 14 05:45
  • Supreme Court reaffirms resale of copyright works

    U.S. residents have the right to resell software and other products protected by copyright even when they are manufactured overseas, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled.

    Written by Grant Gross19 March 13 16:26
  • US Supreme Court justices question surveillance secrecy

    U.S. Supreme Court justices on Monday questioned the legitimacy of a law allowing a secretive government surveillance program and the assertion by a government lawyer that some groups couldn't challenge the law in court because they don't know if they've been spied on.

    Written by Grant Gross29 Oct. 12 19:07
  • Justices question Microsoft's vision of patent law

    U.S. Supreme Court justices questioned Monday whether they should side with Microsoft and weaken the legal standard needed to invalidate a patent, with some justices suggesting there are alternatives to changing established law.

    Written by Grant Gross19 April 11 05:26