Federal Circuit Rejects PTAB’s Definition Of Covered Business Method Patents As Patents “Incidental” Or “Complementary” To Financial Activity

Fitzpatrick Case Update
November 21, 2016

November 21, 2016 – The Federal Circuit today in Unwired Planet, LLC v. Google Inc., Appeal No. 2015-1812, rejected a broad definition of covered business method (CBM) patents adopted by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) in a CBM review between Google and Unwired Planet over Unwired Planet’s U.S. Patent No. 7,203,752.

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