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Credit Acceptance Corp. v. Westlake Servs., 2016-2001

In an appeal of the final written decision of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board in a Covered Business Method (CBM) review proceeding involving a patent that includes both system and method claims directed to providing financing for allowing a customer to purchase a product selected from an inventory of products maintained by a dealer, the Board's decisions are affirmed where: 1) defendant was not estopped from maintaining CBM review of those claims under 35 U.S.C. section 325(e)(1); and 2) certain claims are directed to patent-ineligible subject matter under 35 U.S.C. section 101.

Appellate Information

  • Argued
  • Submitted
  • Decided
  • Published 2017/06/09


  • DYK


  • United States Federal Circuit


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