Biz Method Patent Reviews To Spur Standing, Eligibility Fights

Law360, New York (September 11, 2012, 7:55 PM EDT) -- The new America Invents Act program that subjects some financial business method patents to post-grant review takes effect Sunday, and attorneys expect the first cases to feature heated disputes over exactly what patents are eligible for review and who can challenge them.

The so-called transitional program for covered business method patents, created as part of the patent reform law, allows defendants accused of infringing certain patents related to data processing used in financial products and services to seek a special review of the patent's validity....
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