CBM Filings Trickling As Shutoff Date Approaches, PTAB Litigation Blog

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A Covered Business Method ("CBM") patent review permits a petitioner to challenge a patent having claims "used in the practice, administration, or management of a financial product or service," and that do not claim a "technological invention." Only a party or real-party-in-interest that has been sued or charged with infringement of an eligible patent can seek CBM review. CBM reviews are broader than inter partes reviews, allowing, for example, challenges based on §101 and §112 grounds.

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