Definition Edit

A Covered Business Method (CBM) patent is

a patent that claims a method or corresponding apparatus for performing data processing or other operations used in the practice, administration, or management of a financial product or service, except that the term does not include patents for technological inventions.[1]

Overview Edit

CBM patents do not include patents for "technological inventions," which are those patents that claim a novel and nonobvious technological feature that solves a technical problem using a technical solution.

References Edit

  1. America Invents Act, §18(d)(1).

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