Monday, November 17, 2014

Ultramercial’s Infamous Patent On Advertising On the Internet Invalidated

Patent troll Ultramercial was using absurd patent U.S. Patent 7,346,545 to sue internet companies for showing advertisements before the actual content in 2009. The ensuring years, abstract software patents were challenged in various courts and former Chief Judge Randall Rader, twice found the patent valid. Yes some people take long to learn. It must be pretty easy to pass the bar.
But the Supreme Court was different, it vacated both of these rulings and sent the case back for reconsideration.
Proving common sense is still present, Today, on its third try, the Federal Circuit finally held the patent invalid.
Please read the complete article on FSF, who wrote 4 amicus briefs for the court on the case. 

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