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  • Appeals court to hear US agency's decison to block digital imports

    An appeals court will hear arguments this week about the U.S. International Trade Commission's decision to block digital transmissions of 3D dental records into the U.S., an import ban that could have a broad impact on other digital goods.

    Written by Grant Gross11 Aug. 15 05:01
  • 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
  • US Supreme Court to hear software patent case

    The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a controversial software patent case after a federal appeals court ruled that an abstract idea is not patentable simply because it is tied to a computer system.

    Written by Grant Gross06 Dec. 13 18:58
  • Apple asks appeals court to grant sales injunction against Samsung

    A U.S. District Court judge made mistakes when she rejected Apple's request for a sales injunction against rival Samsung Electronics in a multimillion-dollar patent infringement case, Apple's lawyer argued before an appeals court Friday.

    Written by Grant Gross09 Aug. 13 16:57
  • Apple and Samsung patent war returns Friday

    Samsung Electronics faces the possibility of U.S. import bans on some of its smartphones in two separate cases brought by Apple, with major steps happening Friday.

    Written by Grant Gross08 Aug. 13 16:32
  • Appeals court ruling could be 'death' of software patents

    A U.S. appeals court has ruled that an abstract idea is not patentable simply because it is tied to a computer system, signaling what one judge described as the "death" of software and business method patents.

    Written by Grant Gross10 May 13 19:33
  • Appeals court considers software patents

    U.S. companies shouldn't be able to get patents on abstract ideas when they combine those ideas with a computer process, a lawyer argued in an appeals court Friday.

    Written by Grant Gross08 Feb. 13 21:31
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