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IP Alert: Supreme Court Vacates and Remands Software Patent Case

May 21, 2012

The U.S. Supreme Court has granted certiorari in WildTangent, Inc. v. Ultramercial, LLC, et al., and has instructed the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit to revisit its WildTangent decision in light of the Court's holding in Mayo Collaborative Services v. Prometheus Laboratories, Inc. The issue in the WildTangent case is whether a process claim that specifies certain steps performed "over the Internet" or "at an Internet website" can constitute statutory subject matter under 35 U.S.C. 101.

Earlier this year, the Court similarly remanded Association for Molecular Pathology et al. v. Myriad Genetics, Inc., et al. in light of the Mayo decision.

For further background, please see our earlier alerts regarding the Mayo and Myriad cases.

Fitch Even attorneys are monitoring these cases closely and will report back as further developments occur.

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