• The Supreme Court Orders the Federal Circuit to Re-Review the SubjectMatter Eligibility of Ultramercial's Internet Advertising Patent
  • April 6, 2015
  • Law Firm: Staas Halsey LLP - Washington Office
  • The Supreme Court of the United States (“Supreme Court”) has, for the second time, granted WildTangent’s petition for certiorari, vacated, and remanded the case back to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (“Federal Circuit”). Ultramercial sued WildTangent for infringing its patent on the process of displaying advertisements in exchange for access to copyrighted media. WildTangent, as defendant, filed a Motion to Dismiss on the basis that the patent was directed to patent-ineligible subject matter. WildTangent argued that the patent was directed to the abstract idea of using advertising as a currency over the internet.