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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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Roche Molecular Systems, Inc. v. Cepheid – Are Primers “Natural Products”?

Anyone familiar with the fate of claims to primers used in PCR, to amplify a stretch of target DNA in order to determine whether or not a significant mutation is present, could write the opinion in this appeal (No. 2017-1690 … Continue reading

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Ex Parte Schwartz – A Pyrrhic Reversal of a 101 Rejection

The PTAB decision reversing the Examiner’s s. 101 rejection in Ex Parte Schwartz, Appeal 2017-004975 (August 2, 2018) both demonstrates the need for more Examiner training on the ever-changing definition/identification of an abstract idea, particularly in the context of inventions … Continue reading

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Chisum Patent Academy

The Federal Circuit and Supreme Court Have Already Issued 100 Precedential Patent Opinions in 2017! Are You Up to Speed? Stay on top of the latest critical developments by joining us this spring in Houston or Cincinnati. The Chisum Patent … Continue reading

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