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Ex parte Galloway – Two Correlations are Better than One

Although, somehow, examiners and PTAB Judges are supposed to refrain from considering anticipation or obviousness when evaluating claim elements for the “inventive step” required for patent eligibility, that’s just not possible. The claims in Ex parte Galloway were directed to … Continue reading

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PTO Releases Revised Guidance on Compliance with Mayo/Alice Rule

On April 19, the USPTO released a Memorandum from Robert Bahr, The Deputy Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy, that summarized the support required for a finding if a claim directed to a judicial exception to s. 101 eligibility under Step … Continue reading

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I would like to congratulate Esther Kepplinger on her appointment by Commerce Secretary Locke to the Patent Public Advisory Committee, along with Steven W. Miller of P&G and Dr. Benjamin Borson. Although I have not always been sure just what … Continue reading

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