PTAB Issues First Final Written Decision – Invalidates Challenged Claims Under 35 U.S.C. § 101

Authored by Michelle Carniaux and Michael E. Sander

On June 11, 2013, the Patent and Trial Appeal Board (“PTAB”) issued its first ever Final Written Decision in a post grant review proceeding. In an expedited trial, after oral arguments, the PTAB found that the claims of U.S. Pat. No. 6,553,350 challenged in a covered business method patent review are invalid under 35 U.S.C. § 101. See CBM2012-00001, Paper 70 (June 11, 2013).

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