Tag Archives: USPTO

October 2019 Update: Subject Matter Eligibility – A Closer Look

Guest post from Edward Sandor. Warren Woessner also posted a blog about the Updated Guidance on October 21. On October 17, 2019, the USPTO published an October 2019 Patent Eligibility Guidance Update to the earlier 2019 Revised Patent Subject Matter … Continue reading

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USPTO Proposes Fee Increases Across the Board

Predictably, the USPTO has proposed increasing fees for about every piece of “paper” they receive/require. While most of the increases are in the 5-10% range for routine prep/pros matter, some of the increases are much larger. These often seem strategic, … Continue reading

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Senate Committee Releases Outline for Section 101 Reform

On April 18th, the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Intellectual Property released a “Draft Outline of Section 101 Reform” that is intended to provide the basis of legislative amendments to the requirements for patent reform. Apart from the proposal to effectively … Continue reading

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Cleveland Clinic II – Why Can’t a Diagnostic Conclusion be a Practical Application of a Natural Law?

Because the Federal Circuit says it can’t, that’s why!  In Cleveland Clinic Foundation v. True Health Diagnostics LLC, 859 F.3d 1352 (Fed. Cir. 2017), the panel held patent-ineligible claims to a method of assessing a test subject’s risk of having … Continue reading

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