Federal Circuit denied a petition for en banc rehearing from a panel decision involving PTAB's procedures in PGR of a covered business method patent. Versata Development Group v. Lee, No. 14-1194 (Oct. 15, 2015). The panel decided that it was entitled to review the final decision as to whether the subject matter qualified as covered business method to determine the legal authority for the PTAB ruling even if that was part of the decision to institute the proceeding.
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