• Pending Petition for CBM Review Results in Litigation Stay
  • February 21, 2013 | Authors: Richard P. Hadorn; Michelle K. Holoubek
  • Law Firm: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C. - Washington Office
  • The stay provisions of America Invents Act § 18(b) related to covered business method patent review (“CBM review”) were recently applied in Market-Alerts Pty. Ltd. v. Bloomberg Fin. L.P. et al., C.A. No. 12-780-GMS (D. Del.). On February 5, Judge Sleet granted defendants’ motion to stay litigation in light of a pending petition for CBM review. This advisory addresses the key takeaways from the Court’s opinion-one of the first to grant a stay under AIA § 18-of which litigants and potential litigants should be mindful.