Jan 24, 2019

More on the Revised Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance

patent applications: patent definition

In a recent edition of our IP newsletter, we introduced the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO) new guidelines for subject matter eligibility. Below, we provide additional thoughts and strategies for pursuing patent applications in light of these new guidelines. The “2019 Revised Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance” (Revised Guidance), effective January 7, 2019, varies the analysis for patent examiners and administrative patent judges in applying the Alice/Mayo test. Analysis under the Revised Guidance begins with a consideration of whether the claim limitations recite a process, a machine, a method of manufacture, or a composition of matter. This is Step 1… Read more