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USPTO Issues New Subject Matter Eligibility Examination Interim Guidelines – Nature-Based Product Guidance

On December 16, 2014, the USPTO issued a comprehensive interim Guidance document for examination of subject matter eligibility under 35 U.S.C. § 101. The new Guidance document supplements the June 2014 Preliminary...more

12/17/2014 - Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Patents Product of Nature Doctrine USPTO

Changes to Implement the Patent Law Treaty

On October 21, 2013 the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published a Notice of Final Rulemaking to revise its rules of practice to reflect the Patent Law Treaty and title II of the Patent Law Treaties Implementation...more

10/30/2013 - Filing Deadlines Filing Requirements Patent Applications Patent Law Treaty Patent Term Adjustment Patents USPTO

AIA Technical Corrections Bill Signed Into Law

President Obama signed into law H.R. 6621 on January 14, 2013, enacting a number of technical corrections to the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act and title 35, United States Code. In addition to correcting a number of...more

1/16/2013 - America Invents Act Dead Zones Declaration Derivation Proceeding First-to-File HR 6621 Inter Partes Review Proceedings Inventors Patent Reform Patent Term Adjustment Patents

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