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US Patents – Eligible Subject Matter – Top Tips for Prosecution (Finnegan Review Seminar)

stacked-booksOne of the sessions at the recent Finnegan Patent Case Law covered the issue of patent¬†eligible subject matter and the recent Interim Guidelines for Examination at the USPTO (more detail on which can be found in IPcopy’s earlier post here).

The session again highlighted the divergence in two of the Interim Guidelines examples between what might be expected in Europe and the position stated in the Guidelines (see Examples 2 and 5 in the previous IPcopy post). Also discussed in this session were some top tips to bear in mind when prosecuting software subject matter in the US. (more…)