CBM Success for Client American Express

Published November 3, 2022

Today, the Federal Circuit affirmed Klarquist’s prior CBM win at the PTAB for client American Express Company. There, the PTAB found all challenged claims of the asserted patent ineligible under 35 U.S.C. §101, because the claims are directed to the abstract idea of transferring and exchanging reward points data while using only generic, conventional technology. The PTAB agreed with American Express that the asserted patent merely sought to improve the customer experience of the rewards program rather than improve the underlying technology as legally required.

Klarquist attorneys John D. Vandenberg, Todd M. Siegel, Robert T. Cruzen, and Sarah E. Jelsema represented American Express in this case.

More can be read about that decision here.