Author Archives: Warren Woessner

USTPO Releases Proposed Revised Section 101 Eligibility Guidelines

On January 7th, the Patent Office released proposed revised s. 101 eligibility examination guidelines for public comment. The proposed Guidelines would supersede MPEP 2016.04(II), the section that controls the analysis conducted at step 2A of the Mayo/Alice test  “to the … Continue reading

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Top Ten List of Patent News Stories in 2018

Although this list will reach most the readers of Patents4Life after 2019 begins, 2018 deserves some attention even if it has the feel of “those we lost in 2018” lists. Although most of my colleague-commentators have published their lists by … Continue reading

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Legal Wiggle Room in the Joint AIPLA-IPO Proposal on Patentability?

I recently took another look at the Joint AIPLA-IPO Proposal on Patent Eligibility that was prompted by the scheduling of a discussion meeting by the Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association. I confess that I did not participate in either the … Continue reading

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Novartis v. Breckenridge: Obviousness-Type Double Patenting Explained

Without trying to summarize this well-written opinion by Judge Chen, I simply recommend that you store it somewhere and pull it out when you have a tricky obviousness-type double-patenting situation and want a thorough review of the doctrine. The opinion … Continue reading

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