Timing is Everything: SAP Slapped Down

Three days ago, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear German software giant SAP’s appeal of a $345 million patent judgment, according to a story in Reuters.

SAP will have to pay the patent infringement judgment, which has now grown to $391 million due to accrued interest, even though the USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board is reviewing the validity of the patents at issue.

It looks to me like this type of issue will continue until the PTAB catches up to the district court in hearing contentious patent-related issues.



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