Ultramercial Cert. Petition Denied

The Supreme Court has denied the latest petition for certorari in Ultramercial, LLC, et al. v. WildTangent, Inc., thus ending a case that had already taken two trips to the SCOTUS.

Last December, the Federal Circuit finally took a hint and held that the claims of Ultramercial's patent, directed to a method for monetizing Internet content, were invalid under 35 U.S.C. 101.  The case had been remanded to the Federal Circuit in the wake of Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank.  The denial of Ultramercial's cert. petition therefore comes as no surprise, but does serve to punctuate the effect that Alice has had on the world of software and Internet patents.

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Practical Considerations of IPR Estoppel
June 22, 2017 at 12:00 pm EDT
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