Analysis In 1st AIA Ruling Should Have Gone Deeper

Law360, New York (June 14, 2013, 12:12 PM EDT) -- On June 11, 2013, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board issued its first written decision in a covered business method review under Section 18 of the 2011 America Invents Act statutes. In this decision, Versata Development Group v. SAP America,[1] the board takes a first tentative step in flexing its adjudicatory muscle conferred by the new statutes. In concluding this CBM review within nine months, and bifurcating Section 101 issues from Section 102 issues, the board demonstrated its earnestness in providing swift and efficient decisions on...
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