CAFC Judge Mayer: “Alice sounded the death knell for software patents”
In a controversial concurring opinion in a Federal Circuit decision finding claims of three Intellectual Ventures patents invalid, Judge Haldane Mayer argues: “It is well past time to return software to its historical dwelling place in the domain of copyright.”
The Federal Circuit has ruled the
asserted claims of three software patents invalid in
Intellectual Ventures I v Symantec. The case was before Judge
Timothy Dyk, Haldene Mayer and Kara Stoll, with Dyk
the opinion for the court.
Intellectual Ventures I sued Symantec and Trend Micro1 for
infringement of various claims of US Patent Nos. 6,460,050,
6,073,142 and 5,987,610. The District of Delaware held the
asserted claims of the ’050 patent and the
’142 patent to be...
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