Software Patent News for October 10th

Software Patent Bits for September 23rd through October 10th:

  • Facebook Dismissed from Search Patent Suit [The Prior Art] — – Facebook was dismissed from a lawsuit based on U.S. Patent No. 6,199,067, which claims the use of user profiles in Internet search. PA Advisors asserted the patent in a suit against Google, Yahoo, Facebook, and several other smaller players in November 2007. Facebook spokesman said that no payment was made in exchange for the dismissal.
  • Intellectual Property Rights and Software Protection – A Programmer’s View [eNewsMediaMagazine] — – This article is provided by Leigh Ellis, a UK based software solicitor and qualified software engineer who providing legal advice to technology businesses in the UK and worldwide. Liegh provides that the foundations for software protection lay directly and indirectly by contract, copyright, designs law, patent law, trade marks, passing off, law of confidence and trade secrets.