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Can US patent applicants go art unit shopping to avoid 101 rejections?

Michael Loney, New York


Speakers at a recent Managing IP event suggested US patents can be drafted to direct them into an art unit that will minimise the risks of 101 rejections. The lessons from Enfish and MCRo were also discussed

Steve Lieberman, partner at Rothwell Figg Ernst & Manbeck, has some advice for those looking to file patents and avoid rejections under Section 101.

"You’ve all heard of judge shopping or forum shopping. I would suggest that you can do...


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