Benefit Funding Systems LLC et al., v. Advance America Cash Advance Centers Inc. et al., __ F.3d __ (Fed. Cir. September 25, 2014) (PROST, Lourie, Hughes) (D. Del.:  Stark) (3 of 5 stars)

Federal Circuit affirms district court’s decision to stay pending covered business method review.

Federal Circuit affirms district court’s decision to stay pending covered business method review (CBM) because appellants’ single argument—that the PTAB is not authorized to conduct CBM review based on 35 U.S.C. § 101—is an impermissible collateral attack.  In the context of a stay determination, the district court “need not and should not analyze whether the PTAB might, at some later date, be determined to have acted outside its authority in instituting and conducting CBM review.”  Slip op. at 7.