Google Inc. v. Locationet Systems Ltd., CBM2016-00062 – Institution Denied, <i>PTAB Litigation Blog</i>

Google Inc. v. Locationet Systems Ltd., CBM2016-00062 – Institution Denied, PTAB Litigation Blog

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In a decision dated October 25, 2016, the PTAB denied institution of Google Inc.’s petition for Covered Business Method Patent Review (CBM) of claims 14-17 and 19 of U.S. Patent No. 6,771,970 (“the ‘970 patent”) owned by Locationet Systems Ltd.  Google Inc. v. Locationet Systems Ltd., CBM2016-00062 (Paper 7)(PTAB Oct. 25, 2016).  Specifically, the PTAB found that Google had failed to establish that the ‘970 patent was a covered business method patent because claim 4 had been disclaimed via a statutory disclaimer by Locationet subsequent to Google’s petition and prior to the Institution Decision, and because none of the remaining claims 14-17 and 19 relied upon for establishing CBM eligibility recited subject matter that met the requirements of a CBM patent.

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