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Patents Post-Grant: USPTO Sued over First Covered Business Method Patent Challenge

Suit Takes Aim at "Business Method" Definition & Propriety of 101 Grounds The very first petition for a Covered Business Method Patent Challenge (CBM) was filed on September 16th by SAP (CBM2012-00001). The petition ( here ) challenged U.S. Patent 6,553,350 of Versata Development...

Where Are All the Business Method Patent Challenges?

Low Demand To Date for Specialized PTAB Review Proceeding The new post grant patentability trials of the America Invents Act (AIA) are designed to serve as alternatives to costly patent litigation. One of the new post grant options is the very specialized, Transitional Program for Covered Business...