Don't Bother Being Specific
June 25, 2013 7:47 AM Subscribe
posted by juiceCake (37 comments total)
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, the Federal Circuit has upheld Ultramericial's patent on the process of users viewing video ads online in order to view content. The court ruled
that the abstractness of the patent does not invalidate it.
A key statement highlighted by Arstechnica
This breadth and lack of specificity does not render the claimed subject matter impermissibly abstract. Assuming the patent provides sufficient disclosure to enable a person of ordinary skill in the art to practice the invention and to satisfy the written description requirement, the disclosure need not detail the particular instrumentalities for each step in the process.
It may go back to SCOTUS