USAA Gets Online Security Patent Nixed In CBM Review

Law360, New York (August 16, 2017, 7:52 PM EDT) -- The Patent Trial and Appeal Board held Tuesday that a patent for an online security method challenged by the United Services Automobile Association was invalid as anticipated and obvious, rejecting the inventor’s argument that the patent wasn’t eligible for covered business method review.

The final written decision, penned by Administrative Patent Judge Joni Chang, found that the stated application of the patent in e-commerce made it eligible for CBM review, which is for patents directed to a financial product or service. The patent owners, Nader Asghari-Kamrani and Kamran...
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