Google Petition For Covered Business Method Patent Review Denied

(October 25, 2016, 1:04 PM EDT) -- ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The Patent Trial and Appeal Board on Oct. 25 turned away a request by Google Inc. for covered business method (CBM) patent review of five claims of a patent covering a location determination system (Google Inc. v. Locationet Systems Ltd., No. CBM2016-00062, PTAB).

(Decision available.  Document #16-161107-015Z.)

According to the board, Google failed to establish that U.S. patent No. 6,771,970 is a CBM patent as defined by the America Invents Act (AIA) because “petitioner has not met its burden of establishing the dispositive...
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