Versata Sues USPTO Over Definition Of Biz Method Patent

Law360, New York (March 29, 2013, 4:12 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is using too broad a definition of a business method patent when deciding which patents to scrutinize under a new America Invents Act program, Versata Software Inc. claims in a suit recently filed against the agency.

The March 13 complaint by Versata, which in January became the first company to have a patent scrutinized under the business method patent review program, claims the USPTO has exceeded its authority by taking the position that any patent having to do with money...
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Case Information

Case Title

Versata Development Group, Inc. v. Rea

Case Number



Virginia Eastern

Nature of Suit

Other Statutes: Administrative Procedures Act/Review or Appeal of Agency Decision


Gerald Bruce Lee

Date Filed

March 13, 2013

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