1st AIA Ruling Opens Door To More Patent Challenges

Law360, New York (June 12, 2013, 8:53 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's Tuesday decision invalidating a Versata Software Inc. patent is great news for companies accused of patent infringement, attorneys say, proving that new proceedings created by the America Invents Act are an effective way to challenge patents and likely spurring more filings.

The ruling by the USPTO's Patent Trial and Appeal Board, which handed a victory to challenger SAP America Inc. in the first-ever decision under the proceeding for challenging business method patents, should ease any fears that the office will...
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