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Definition Edit

Transitional program for covered business method patents is a

proceeding [that] allows anyone who is sued or charged with infringing a covered business method patent to request a review of the patent to challenge a claim's patentability in generally the same circumstances as post-grant review. This review proceeding became available on September 16, 2012, and requests must be filed within 9 months of the patent's issuance.[1]

Overview Edit

"This transitional program is subject to a sunset provision that will repeal the program on September 16, 2020."[2]

References Edit

  1. Intellectual Property: Assessing Factors That Affect Patent Infringement Litigation Could Help Improve Patent Quality, at 9.
  2. Id.

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