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Versata Dev. Group, Inc. v. SAP America, Inc.

Petition for certiorari denied on June 27, 2016
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
15-1145 Fed Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2015

Issue: (1) Whether, under the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, the phrase “covered business method patent”—and “financial product or service”—encompasses any patent claim that is “incidental to” or “complementary to a financial activity and relates to monetary matters;” (2) whether the Federal Circuit's standard for identifying patents falling within the “technological inventions” exception departs from statutory text by looking to whether the patent is valid, as opposed to whether it is “technological;” (3) whether a software-related invention that improves the performance of computer operations is patent-eligible subject matter; and (4) whether, as this Court will decide in Cuozzo Speed Technologies, LLC v. Lee, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board should give claim terms their broadest reasonable construction in post-grant adjudicatory proceedings, or should instead give them their best construction.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Dec 29 2015Application (15A685) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from January 13, 2016 to March 11, 2016, submitted to The Chief Justice.
Jan 5 2016Application (15A685) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until March 11, 2016.
Mar 11 2016Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due April 14, 2016)
Mar 11 2016Appendices of Versata Development Group, Inc. filed.
Apr 7 2016Order extending time to file response to petition to and including May 16, 2016, for all respondents.
Apr 14 2016Brief amicus curiae of Broadband iTV, Inc. filed.
Apr 14 2016Brief amici curiae of BGC Partners, Inc. and Cantor Fitzgerald, L.P. filed.
May 16 2016Brief of respondents SAP America, Inc., et al. in opposition filed.
May 16 2016Brief of respondent Federal Respondent filed.
May 27 2016Reply of petitioner Versata Development Group, Inc. filed. (Distributed)
May 31 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 16, 2016.
Jun 20 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 23, 2016.
Jun 27 2016Petition DENIED.