SAP First To Seek Post-Grant Review Of Biz Method Patent

Law360, New York (September 16, 2012, 5:40 PM EDT) -- SAP America Inc. on Sunday became the first company to petition for post-grant review of a business method patent under the America Invents Act, seeking to invalidate a Versata Software Inc. patent on a product pricing method that SAP was found to infringe, resulting in a $391 million award to Versata.

The patent reform law's program for reviewing certain business method patents went into effect Sunday, the one-year anniversary of the law's enactment. In its petition, SAP told the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board that Versata's patent...
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