2 Analyses of this case by attorneys

  1. CBM Claims Not Addressed in the PTAB's Final Decision May Be Challenged in a Follow-On CBM Proceeding

    Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLPBridget SmithJuly 23, 2015

    In a prior proceeding, a petitioner requested review of 42 patent claims. The PTAB instituted trial on most of them and dismissed the rest after finding they were patent eligible under Ultramercial, Inc. v. Hulu LLC, 772 F.3d 1335 (Fed. Cir. 2013). The petitioner then filed a request for rehearing.

  2. Software Patents Are Still Very Useful Despite Alice, But Are Business Method Patents?

    McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLPAlexander GeorgesJune 2, 2015

    2014), the court found that “the steps of creating a contract, including receiving a request for a performance guaranty (contract), processing the request by underwriting to provide a performance guaranty and offering the performance guaranty” encompass an abstract idea with further limitations of a computer failing to amount to more than the abstract idea itself).[11] Ultramerical Inc. v. Hulu, LLC., 772 F.3d 1335 at 712, 712-715 (Fed. Cir. 2013).[13] DDR Holdings, LLC v. Hotels.com, L.P., 773 F.3d 1245, 1255 (Fed. Cir.