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Computer Patents To Get Closer Look With USPTO Guidance

Law360 (January 9, 2019, 9:31 PM EST) -- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s new guidance to examiners on how computer-related patent applications must be written to avoid being rejected as indefinite shows that the office is paying close attention to an area of the law that has been murky, attorneys say.

The guidance issued Friday was overshadowed by a second memo that day announcing changes to how the office will evaluate patent eligibility. The memo on computer patents doesn’t break new ground in the same way, but it sends a message that the office is trying to ensure that such patents are properly written.

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