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Alice in USPTOland
Following the Alice Corp v CLS Bank decision in June 2014 the USPTO’s position with respect to patent eligible subject matter has changed.
But having swallowed the red pill just how deep does the rabbit hole go? What is and what is not patent eligible subject matter in the US? (more…)
USPTO Guidance on Subject Matter Eligibility: Abstract Idea Examples
The USPTO issued Interim Guidance on patent subject matter eligibility back in December last year. As well as the interim guidance itself a number of “Nature-based Product” examples were released and a number of “Abstract idea” examples were promised. A couple of weeks ago the USTPO updated their guidance to include the Abstract Idea examples which can be found here. In this post IPcopy takes a quick gander through the new examples to see what light, if any, they shed on the new guidance. (more…)