In this issue:
- Software Patents Put to the Test – a Bad Sign for Trolls?
- Sowing the Seeds of Patent Infringement
- FTC vs. POM Wonderful: Trench Warfare
- Anything You Can Clean, I Can Clean Better
- Announcements And Reminders
- Excerpt from: Software Patents Put to the Test – a Bad Sign for Trolls?
One of the challenges presented by software patents, which are commonly asserted by so-called patent assertion entities (aka, patent trolls), is determining what the patent covers. Often the invention is described in vague terms that are difficult to decipher. A recent Federal Circuit decision involving online advertising patents may force patent applicants to describe their invention with particularity and assist in invalidating unduly vague patents.
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Topics: FTC, Infringement, Patent Applications, Patent Trolls, Patents, POM Wonderful, Software
Published In: Antitrust & Trade Regulation Updates, Communications & Media Updates, Intellectual Property Updates, Science, Computers & Technology Updates
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