Fed. Circ. Backs Apple Win In AIA Biz Method Review

Law360, New York (December 15, 2015, 8:30 PM EST) -- The Federal Circuit ruled Tuesday that claims in two electronic music distribution patents challenged by Apple Inc. were correctly invalidated in an America Invents Act business method patent review, even though the Patent Trial and Appeal Board found them invalid on grounds Apple didn't explicitly raise.

The Federal Circuit upheld the invalidation of two online music distribution patents that Apple had been accused of infringing. (Credit: AP) Apple, which was accused of infringing the patents by SightSound Technologies LLC, challenged them under the so-called covered business method, or CBM, review program created by the AIA. Apple argued that the patents were...

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