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Case: Patents/Subject Matter, Anticipation & Obviousness (P.T.A.B.)

Dec. 1, 2021, 12:06 AM

Challenged claims of Electronic Receipts Delivery Systems LLC’s patent that discloses that customers routinely receive receipts for goods or services purchased at the time of purchase, and the receipts are customarily in paper form, are unpatentable due to ineligible subject matter and as obvious over and anticipated by prior art, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board said, in this inter partes review by Square Inc. The board said that the challenged claims recite an abstract idea, lack integration into a practical application, and the generic computer components recited in those claims don’t transform the claims into patent-eligible applications of that ...

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