Intellectual Property » PTAB Says “Covered Business Method” Review Not Just For Financial Industry

PTAB Says “Covered Business Method” Review Not Just For Financial Industry

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November 4, 2015

A recent decision by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, write Seyfarth Shaw attorneys Vincent Smolczynski and Brian L. Michaelis, “appears to indicate that covered business method review is available for more patents than those particularly targeting large financial institutions and industries.” The challenged patent in question was a method for “de-identifying” patient records from health care data bases so some of the information could be used for such things as marketing or demographic reports. This decision, according to the authors, is more evidence that it’s patents claiming to be technological inventions that “may fare better in the post AIA, post-Alice world.”

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