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Noah v Intuit

An Algorithm for Every Function

On April 9, 2012, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania’s decision to invalidate patent claims asserted by Noah Systems, Inc. (“Noah”) against Intuit, Inc. (“Intuit”), because the claims were indefinite.  At the center of this case was U.S. Patent No. 5,875,435 […]

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Microsoft Tries to Patent Emotion-Targeted Advertising

Microsoft is currently waiting for the USPTO to complete its review of a patent application it filed in 2010 entitled Targeting Advertisements Based on Emotion.  The application claims a method of observing and determining a user’s emotional state and then transmitting advertisements to the user which match that emotional state.  Microsoft claims that the system […]

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