Two weeks before the Transitional Program for Covered Business Method Patents (CBM) Program, implemented in 2012 under the America Invents Act (AIA), is set to expire, a special interest group dubbed the “Quality Patents Coalition”, is reportedly urging Congress to extend the program for one year. The CBM program is currently set to expire on September 16, 2020. In June, in response to reports of the imminent request for an extension, a number of organizations submitted a letter to Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) arguing that “CBM should expire of disinterest, if not to eliminate a proceeding of questionable use, of illegitimate vintage, and of unjust intent.”

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