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Wrong CBM Test Used In Google, Apple Review: Fed. Circ.

Law360 (July 11, 2018, 5:40 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit revived part of a digital rights management patent challenged by Apple Inc. and Google Inc. on Wednesday, ordering the Patent Trial and Appeal Board to reconsider whether the patent qualifies for the America Invents Act’s covered business method review program.

CBM review is limited to patents that relate to financial products or services. The appeals court said the PTAB’s 2016 decision that ContentGuard Holdings Inc.’s patent was eligible for review applied a broad standard that has since been struck down by the court....
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