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PTO Issues Final Rulemaking for Covered Business Method Patent Review

  • 08.15.12
  • Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C.

On August 14, 2012, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued two final rulemakings regarding the Transitional Program for Covered Business Method Patents (also referred to as "Covered Business Method Patent Review" or "CBM"). This program, designed for the financial services sector, provides a way to challenge the patentability of qualifying patents in a wholly new contested CBM proceeding at the USPTO.

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