PacketMaster writes: "A U.S. Federal Circuit Court today ordered a lower court to reconsider its ruling on this this patent -- detailing downloading software over a network or the Internet. The full story at news.com details this on-going battle. This latest ruling indicates that the courts consider the patent, filed by a company called E-Data in 1985, a valid patent. E-Data's plan is to charge a license fee for all data downloaded over the Internet. The main companies standing against this patent are Intuit and AOL/Time-Warner's Compuserve division." Yes, E-Data would like to collect on every software download.