A federal appeals court is set to consider a case closely watched by Google Inc, Facebook Inc and other technology companies that could determine how far the patent system should go in protecting software inventions.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court decided Friday to hear an appeal of a lower court decision that a federal judge called the "death" of software patents. In a worst-case scenario for the high-tech industry, if the Supreme Court upholds the ruling it could invalidate many existing software patents or at least make them more difficult to defend in lawsuits.
Kevin O’ Connor, the founder of DoubleClick, which sold to Google for $3.1 billion is putting that money to use. Since selling DoubleClick, O’Connor founded a startup called FindTheBest. FindTheBest aims to help consumers discover and learn about the best electronics products out there.
The agricultural giant Monsanto has sued hundreds of small farmers in the United States in recent years in attempts to protect its patent rights on genetically engineered seeds that it produces and sells, a new report said on Tuesday.