USPTO Nixes Another Progressive Patent In AIA Review

Law360, New York (February 12, 2014, 6:46 PM EST) -- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ruled Tuesday that a Progressive Casualty Insurance Co. patent on a vehicle monitoring system used to determine insurance costs is invalid as obvious, in another win for rival Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. in an America Invents Act review.

The USPTO's Patent Trial and Appeal Board issued two separate final decision in its review of the patent under the AIA's business method patent review program. The two reviews relied on different prior art references, and in both the board agreed with...
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