PTAB: Content Aggregation Patent Likely Invalid Under Section 101

(May 12, 2016, 2:05 PM EDT) -- ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A petition for covered business method (CBM) review of a patent directed to the aggregation of content from multiple providers, which is then repackaged and redistributed, was granted by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) on May 9 (iHeartMedia Inc. v. Impulse Radio LLC, No. CBM2016-00010, PTAB).

(Decision available. Document #16-160516-018Z.)

According to the three-judge administrative panel, petitioner iHeartMedia Inc. will likely succeed on the merits of its allegation that U.S. patent No. 7,908,172 claims patent-ineligible subject matter.

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