This October the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit is scheduled to hear SAP v. Versata Software. Erika Arner, who chairs Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner's patent office practice, will continue to represent SAP on the appeal.
The case is particularly important because it was the first ruling on covered business method (CBM) patents from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), Arner told WIPL. “It’s been an incredibly interesting case all along,” she said. “We feel the Federal Circuit will affirm, and that the PTAB got it right.”