Fed. Circ. Seals MasterCard Transaction Patent Win At PTAB

Law360, New York (November 13, 2017, 10:15 PM EST) -- The Federal Circuit on Monday affirmed a Patent Trial and Appeal Board ruling from 2016 that invalidated a handful of claims in a secure-transaction patent that were asserted against MasterCard International Inc. after the credit card company had showed them to be unpatentable.

In a one-sentence ruling, the appellate court agreed with the PTAB’s assessment that the disputed claims would have been obvious at the time of the invention, or anticipated by a 1989 textbook about data security.

The Federal Circuit’s conclusion Monday counted as a...
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