PTAB Denies Covered Business Method Patent Review Request By AT&T

(May 13, 2016, 9:02 AM EDT) -- ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Efforts by AT&T Mobility LLC to institute covered business method (CBM) review of four claims of a cellular telephone directory call assistance patent were unsuccessful on May 4, when the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) denied the request (AT&T Mobility LLC v. Intellectual Ventures II LLC, No. CBM2015-00185, PTAB).

(Decision available. Document #16-160516-016Z.)

According to the three-member administrative patent judge panel, “the information presented in the petition does not establish” that U.S. patent No. 5,339,352 “qualifies as a covered business method patent...
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