Patent Board Denies Request For Covered Business Method Review

(April 29, 2016, 7:23 AM EDT) -- ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A petitioner has failed to demonstrate that an invention covering a system for soliciting “page-specific” feedback from website users qualifies as a “covered business method patent” (CBM) as defined by Section 18(d)(1) of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA), the Patent Trial and Appeal Board ruled April 13 (Qualtrics LLC v. OpinionLab Inc., No. CBM2016-00003, PTAB).

(Decision available. Document #16-160502-022Z.)

Efforts by Qualtrics LLC to invalidate OpinionLab Inc.’s U.S. patent No. 8,041,805 previously, in an inter partes review (IPR) sought pursuant to 35...
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