Square, Inc. v. Protegrity Corporation

Square, Inc. v. Protegrity Corporation, CBM2015-00014 (PTAB Apr. 28, 2016)


6,321,201 | Entitled, “Data security system for a database having multiple encryption levels applicable on a data element value level” 


Final Written Decision granting petition.

Abstract Idea:


Something More:



System and method for granting access to a data element value if the rules associated with a data element type that is associated with the requested data element value are satisfied.


Claims were directed to the abstract idea of determining whether access to data should be granted based on whether one or more rules are satisfied. Limitations directed to storing data and associated rules in separate databases was merely routine data gathering insufficient to add an inventive concept.