Public Can Listen to Arguments Telephonically
As discussed last week, the very first petition for a Covered Business Method Patent Challenge (CBM) was filed on September 16th by SAP (CBM2012-00001). The petition (here) challenged U.S. Patent 6,553,350 of Versata Development Group. In May of 2011, Versata secured a $391 million dollar verdict in the Eastern District of Texas against SAP. The verdict is currently on appeal to the CAFC.
The PTAB has expedited this CBM to oral argument as the issues have been narrowed to 101 grounds only.
The USPTO has published the dial-in-number to listen to the argument (here)