Few Takers For New Biz Method Review Program, Report Says

Law360, New York (April 8, 2013, 8:34 PM EDT) -- A new program created by the America Invents Act to challenge the validity of business method patents has proven to be little-used, with no new petitions filed since November, McDermott Will & Emery LLP found in a report on the new procedure released Monday.

Both the business method review program and a new program called inter partes review, which allows for challenges to the validity of patents within nine months after they are issued, went into effect in September. The report looked at how many of...
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