Red Hat and Rackspace Hosting have announced
that they have won the dismissal of a patent suit by Uniloc USA. Uniloc
was asserting patent
, which relates to the handling of floating-point numbers.
"In dismissing the case, Chief Judge Leonard Davis found that
Uniloc's claim was unpatentable under Supreme Court case law that prohibits
the patenting of mathematical algorithms. This is the first reported
instance in which the Eastern District of Texas has granted an early motion
to dismiss finding a patent invalid because it claimed unpatentable subject
Update: see Groklaw
for analysis and the text of the decision.
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