Covered Business Method Patent Review: What You Need to Know

The purpose of the Covered Business Method (CBM) Patent Review introduced as part of the America Invents Act patent reform legislation is to provide a separate vehicle for accused infringers to challenge certain types of business method patents while providing an alternative to costly litigation in the courts. In this video, Michelle Holoubek, a director with Washington, DC-based intellectual property law firm Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C., explains what every patent owner and accused infringer needs to know about the See more +
The purpose of the Covered Business Method (CBM) Patent Review introduced as part of the America Invents Act patent reform legislation is to provide a separate vehicle for accused infringers to challenge certain types of business method patents while providing an alternative to costly litigation in the courts. In this video, Michelle Holoubek, a director with Washington, DC-based intellectual property law firm Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C., explains what every patent owner and accused infringer needs to know about the transitional contested proceedings for covered business method patents. Specifically, CBM patent review mostly follows the procedures for post-grant review, with the main differences including grounds for standing, timing, and prior art requirements, along with unique stay and estoppel provisions. See less -

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