Applying the four factor test set forth in Section 18(b) of the AIA, the court reversed the District Court’s denial of a motion to stay litigation pending the outcome of pending (and granted) covered business method patent reviews, stating that it was an abuse of discretion for the District Court to deny the stay.  The court held among other things, that, even where only some of the claims are being reviewed, there can still be a simplification of the issues and a resultant reduced burden of litigation.

Versata Software, Inc. v. Callidus Software, Inc., Case No. 2014-1468 (November 20, 2014); Opinion By:  Chen, joined by Mayer and Linn; Appealed From:  District of Delaware, Robinson, J.

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