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PTAB Says E-Check Patent Not Eligible For CBM Review

Law360 (May 16, 2019, 7:41 PM EDT) -- A United Services Automobile Association patent related to mobile check deposits covers a "technological invention," the Patent Trial and Appeal Board said Wednesday, meaning it is not eligible for covered business method review.

PTAB was deciding a request from Wells Fargo seeking review of the USAA patent, which is one of several the bank was accused of infringing in a 2018 lawsuit. Wells Fargo said the patent was invalid because it was directed only to an abstract idea and that it was obvious.

CBM review is designed for patents that are related to financial products or services. But there is an...

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