Versata Asks Judge To Restore AIA Patent Review Suit

Law360, New York (September 06, 2013, 9:26 PM ET) -- Versata Software Inc. on Wednesday urged a Virginia federal judge to revive its suit challenging an expedited patent review instituted under the America Invents Act, saying the court had wrongly ruled Congress wanted AIA review decisions to be insulated from litigation.

The software company, whose business method patent came under U.S. Patent and Trademark Office scrutiny in January, said U.S. District Judge Gerald Bruce Lee had mistakenly concluded that lawmakers had intended for the law to prevent judicial review of the USPTO’s judgment calls during the...
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