Wednesday, May 13, 2015

How Has the PTAB Interpreted “Financial Product or Service”?

Under AIA § 18(d)(1), a covered business method patent “claims a method or corresponding apparatus for performing data processing or other operations used in the practice, administration, or management of a financial product or service . . .” The PTAB has addressed the question of whether a challenged patent meets this requirement over 200 times. To view summaries of those decisions with links to the underlying decisions, click here. If you’d like to be alerted the next time the PTAB addresses this issue, click “create alert” at the bottom of the page after viewing the summaries.

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