Liberty Mutual Again Asks PTAB To Toss A Progressive Patent

Law360, Washington (November 13, 2013, 7:05 PM EST) -- Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. asked the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's Patent Trial and Appeal Board on Wednesday to toss a Progressive Casualty Insurance Co. covered business method patent for a vehicle monitoring system that helps determine insurance costs, alleging the patented material was obvious.

Although Progressive has claimed its business method patent has priority over the prior art thanks to earlier patents, Liberty Mutual disagreed and said Progressive has “cobbled together” its intellectual property, but there are still missing pieces that undermine its argument in...
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