USPTO Ducks Versata's Business Method Review Suit

Law360, New York (July 15, 2013, 6:57 PM EDT) -- A federal judge Friday dismissed a lawsuit accusing the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office of using an overly broad definition of a business method patent when deciding which patents to scrutinize under a new America Invents Act program.

Versata Software Inc., which in January became the first company to have a patent scrutinized under the business method patent review program, sued the agency in March, claiming the USPTO exceeded its authority by taking the position that any patent having to do with money was eligible for...
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