December 10, 2015 / 11:42 AM / 2 years ago

Court to hear animation case some call broad threat to software patents

When a U.S. appeals court on Friday hears arguments over whether 3D animation technology deserves a patent, it should also consider how its decision will impact software innovations in the future, the owner of a computerized lip-sync patent says.

McRO Inc, its attorneys at MoloLamken and Mishcon de Reya, and an industry group that counts Apple Inc and Microsoft Corp among its members, say that a ruling last year from a district court in California canceling McRO’s patent puts the software industry in jeopardy.

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