Google Gets 2 More Ad Patents' Claims Nixed In CBM Review

By Matthew Bultman (May 5, 2017, 7:23 PM EDT) -- The Patent Trial and Appeal Board on Friday invalidated part of two additional web advertising patents that were challenged by Google Inc., after confirming the patents were eligible for the America Invents Act covered business method review program even under more strict Federal Circuit standards.

In separate final decisions, the PTAB held that various claims in Patrick Zuili's patents were invalid under the U.S. Supreme Court's Alice standard because they covered nothing more than an abstract idea. The board reached the same conclusion about another of Zuili's patents in a final decision last month.

"[W]e determine that petitioner has shown by...

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