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USPTO Issues First Decision Instituting CBM

  • 01.10.13
  • Michelle K. Holoubek
  • Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox

On January 9, 2013, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) issued its first decision in a Covered Business Method Patent Review (CBM) proceeding, instituting the trial on all claims requested. 

The decision issued in Trial No. CBM2012-0001, and was written by Chief Judge Tierney. SAP America, Inc. is the petitioner, who filed the CBM request on the first available day against a patent owned by Versata Development Group, Inc.

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