PTAB Renders Its First Decision

By Tom Engellenner On June 11, 2013, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) rendered its first decision in a case under the new AIA procedures for administratively contesting patents.  In the case of SAP America, Inc. v. Versata Development Group, Inc., CBM2012-00001, Paper 70 (June 11, 2013), the PTAB found Versata’s patent claims ineligible … Continue reading PTAB Renders Its First Decision

First AIA Oral Hearing At The PTAB – Breaking New Ground?

By Aparna Nemlekar On April 23, 2013, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) released a transcript of the first oral hearing conducted before the Patent Trials and Appeals Board (PTAB) in an America Invents Act (AIA) post-grant proceeding.  The oral hearing was conducted on April 17, 2013 in case number CBM2012-00001 (SAP America … Continue reading First AIA Oral Hearing At The PTAB – Breaking New Ground?