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Square Wins Tribunal Challenge To E-Receipt Patent

Nov. 30, 2021, 6:47 PM

Square Inc. convinced an administrative tribunal that an electronic receipts patent its customers were accused of infringing is invalid because it covers an abstract idea.

Electronic Receipts Delivery Systems LLC’s U.S. Patent No. 8,534,551 is directed to the basic concept of providing a credit card receipt to a customer and isn’t entitled to protection, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board said in a Monday decision.

The PTAB also found various patent claims invalid on the separate ground that they are anticipated or made obvious by earlier inventions.

Square challenged the patent in the PTAB’s covered business method review program, ...

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