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Remarks by Director Iancu at IPO’s Annual Meeting

USPTO director, Andrei Iancu, delivered remarks at the Intellectual Property Owners Association’s 46th Annual Meeting.  Dir. Iancu indicated that a major initiative is underway at the USPTO to reduce the arbitrary and capricious application of 101 patent ineligibility to patent applications.  To read … Continue reading

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Ex parte Ho – Burden Shifting in s.101 Rejections

In Judge Plager’s concurrence-in-part in Interval Licensing v. AOL, Inc., he describes the “small puzzle” present in the Mayo/Alice analysis of a claim identified as directed to an abstract idea: “[I]f a court, after reviewing challenged claims in light of … Continue reading

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USPTO Post-Prosecution Pilot Program Launches

A guest post from Edward Sandor, attorney at Schwegman. The Post-Prosecution Pilot Program (P3) launched at the USPTO Monday, combining features of the AFCP 2.0 and Pre-Appeal Brief Conference Pilot programs, with the notable addition of Applicant participation in the process. … Continue reading

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USPTO will “Fast Track” Cancer Immunotherapy Applications

On June 29, 2016, Director Lee promulgated rules to implement a one-year pilot program to effectively grant “Fast Track” status to applications with at least one claim to treating cancer using immunotherapy. (A copy of this document can be found … Continue reading

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