PTAB Rejects CBM Challenges To Profit Measurement Patents
Law360 (May 31, 2019, 6:48 PM EDT) -- The Patent Trial and Appeal Board has refused to review two patents relating to management profit measures, finding the patents ineligible for covered business method review because they cover technological inventions.
In separate decisions Thursday, the PTAB declined to take up San Diego-based analytics firm Teradata Operations Inc.'s challenges of two patents owned by Berkeley*IEOR, a consulting company, finding that they did not qualify for review under the CBM program.
The program is designed for patents that are directed to a financial product or service, and patents that claim a technological invention are not eligible for the review program.
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