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Fed. Circ. Sheds Light On Murky CBM Eligibility Requirement

Law360 (May 17, 2019, 3:46 PM EDT) -- Recent Federal Circuit rulings involving software company Trading Technologies provide guidance on the sometimes confusing exception to covered business method reviews for patents that cover a “technological invention," as well as insights into the patent eligibility analysis.

Trading Technologies held eight patents covering a graphical user interface for electronic trading, all of which were initially invalidated at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. However, the Federal Circuit later found that four were ineligible for covered business method review, while upholding the invalidation of the other four. 

A closer look at the Federal Circuit rulings, which came in a series of challenges...

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