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USPTO points to case law and gives examples to determine “abstract” in new guidance

Michael Loney, New York

In new guidance on patent subject matter eligibility, the USPTO has responded to six themes brought up in feedback on last year’s interim guidance. IP practitioners say new examples provided with the update will be helpful in determining the boundaries of patentability

The USPTO has released new guidance on patent subject matter eligibility. This is an update to the interim guidance it issued in December last year.

IP practitioners had been asking for more examples of how the USPTO analyses subject matter...

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