July 17, 2001
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Author: JT Smith
A federal appeals court has given new life to a patent lawsuit initiated by E-Data covering software downloads on computer networks. An en banc decision issued Friday by the Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals requires a lower court to reconsider E-Data's patent. If the company prevails in court, it could entitle E-Data to collect licensing fees for all software downloads covered by its patent, which was issued in 1985. Full story at CNET News.com.