Del. Leads The Way On CBM-Related Stay

Law360, New York (March 18, 2013, 11:48 AM EDT) -- As intellectual property practitioners are aware, the Smith-Leahy America Invents Act, Pub. L. No. 112-29, 125 Stat. 284 (2011) (to be codified in various sections of 35 U.S.C.), ushered in a host of new rules and laws relating to patents. Under the AIA, a new procedure has been launched that provides for post-grant review of certain patents claiming subject matter referred to as “covered business methods” or “CBM.”

Section 18d of the AIA defines a CBM as “a method or corresponding apparatus for performing data processing...
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