2014 Updated USPTO Patent Examination Guidelines

2014 Updated USPTO Patent Examination Guidelines

The USPTO has prepared interim guidelines for determining patent eligibility in view of recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions, including Alice, Mayo, Myriad, and Bilski. These guidelines are meant to be used by USPTO examiners when determining whether your invention is patent eligible.

Does your invention meet these guidelines? Is your invention patentable subject matter? Do you have a patent pending with the USPTO and need help responding to an office action in light of these new guidelines? Feel free to contact a Traverse Legal, PLC patent attorney to make sure that you are informed of the most recent patent eligibility guidelines.

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