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Red Hat Urges Supreme Court to Address Impediments to Innovation Posed By Patents On Software

  • February 26, 2014
RALEIGH, N.C. – February 26, 2014 – Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced it has filed an amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court. The brief, filed in the case of Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank, asks the Supreme Court to find that its existing cases prohibiting the patenting of abstract ideas apply to software patents. Such a decision would mean a major course correction in patent law and the invalidation of large numbers of software patents.

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