Federal Circuit Partly Affirms In Groupon Covered Business Method Patent Case
(March 16, 2016, 11:23 AM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — A divided Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on March 1 upheld findings by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Patent Trial and Appeal Board that an article included on the personal Web page of a graduate student at the University of Maryland was not a printed publication and therefore does not qualify as invalidating prior art (Blue Calypso LLC v. Groupon Inc., Nos. 15-1391, -1393, -1394, -1396, Fed. Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 3728).