Federal Circuit Affirms: Progressive Insurance Patents Are Invalid
(August 24, 2015, 2:36 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Patent Trial and Appeal Board did not err in deeming many claims of various patents belonging to appellant Progressive Casualty Insurance Co. invalid over prior art, following a covered business method (CBM) patent review brought pursuant to the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA), the Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Aug. 24 (Progressive Casualty Insurance Company v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, No. 14-1466, Fed. Cir.).
(Decision available. Document #16-150901-015Z.)
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