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USPTO releases update to 101 guidance



Michael Loney


The Federal Circuit’s McRO v Bandai and Bascom v AT&T Mobility decisions identifying eligible subject matter are discussed in a USPTO update

The USPTO has issued an update to its subject matter eligibility guidance in light of Federal Circuit decisions since the previous update in May 2016

"These decisions do not change the basic subject matter eligibility framework explained in the SME guidance and training examples, but provide additional information about finding eligibility for software claims," said the USPTO in a memorandum. "Accordingly, the USPTO will be updating its SME guidance in view of these decisions and feedback from patent stakeholders."

The memorandum provides a discussion of two of the recent decisions identifying eligible subject matter: McRO dba Planet Blue v Bandai Namco Games America and Bascom Global Internet Services v. AT&T Mobility.

The USPTO said that this week’s Federal Circuit decision finding eligibility in Amdocs (Israel) v Openet Telecom will be discussed further in the forthcoming update to the SME guidance, along with McRO, BASCOM, and other recent decisions concerning patent eligibility.

The memorandum can be viewed here

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Should be a great forum! https://t.co/FPl9qOzySq

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UK remains on course to ratify #UPCA - latest news from @The_IPO https://t.co/oIl7kVC32Z #Brexit #Article50 #patent… https://t.co/ls8isutU3c

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Also sounds like CJEU rulings on these rights up to point of Brexit (and possibly beyond) will be followed by courts https://t.co/TV5mt2A6Wv

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