Supreme Court Hears Bilski Patent Case

As the Supreme Court heard arguments in Bilski v. Kappos (08-964) today, a case which should help answer the question, ‘what is patentable?’ – the Computer & Communications Industry Association urged the Court to correct a patent system that has run amok. CCIA argued in a friend-of-the-court brief before the Supreme Court and the court below, the…

Supreme Court To Take Up Bilski Patent Case

The Supreme Court has agreed to consider what types of business methods should be patentable as it indicated it would take up the Bilski patent case today. The Computer & Communications Industry Association is pleased with the additional opportunity this provides for legal clarity. The following quotes can be attributed to Ed Black, CCIA President…

CCIA Reaction To Supreme Court Order In Rambus Case

While the Supreme Court passing over the appeal in the Federal Trade Commission’s case against Rambus is disappointing, the Computer & Communications Industry Association is expressing optimism about future antitrust enforcement in the standards setting process. The FTC had alleged that Rambus illegally attempted to monopolize memory markets by urging a standards setting body to…

Appeals Court Patent Ruling Could Hamstring Tech Markets, Cause Consumer Uncertainty, CCIA Tells Supreme Court

Patent holders should not be able to demand royalties from all subsequent buyers once a product is sold into the stream of commerce, the Computer & Communications Industry Association argued in a friend-of-the-court brief before the Supreme Court. In documents filed earlier this week, CCIA attorneys urged the high court to invalidate so-called “conditional sales”…