On April 12th, the Federal Circuit, in a per curiam order, denied SHzoom’s motion to make the Trading Technologies opinion precedential. The case is noteworthy because it is the first true “business method” patent that the Federal Circuit has upheld.
An app developer’s motion for the Federal Circuit to repost as precedential an opinion finding two electronic trading patents valid under Alice spurred infriger CQG to argue Thursday that the request only illustrated the need for an en banc rehearing of the ruling.
On January 18, 2017 the Federal Circuit issued an opinion in Trading Technologies Int’l., Inc. v. CQG, Inc., its first decision finding a user interface to be patent eligible subject matter. The court designated the opinion as non-precedential. On Monday SHzoom LLC filed a motion under Federal Circuit Rule 32.1(e), which allows any person to request that the court reissue a decision as precedential. The text of the motion is set forth below.