Top patent court to reconsider validity of financial software patents
The July decision alarmed the technology industry. An amicus brief filed by Google, Twitter, HP, and Red Hat urged the appeals court to reconsider the decision. The Electronic Frontier Foundation and Public Knowledge also filed a brief urging reconsideration. On Tuesday, the Federal Circuit heeded their cries and announced that it would rehear the case en banc, meaning that all judges on the court would participate in the case.