USPTO Pilot Program May Bring Welcome If Limited Efficiency
By Kelvin Varghese (January 18, 2022, 4:51 PM EST) -- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has announced a new pilot program that allows an applicant to defer responding to a subject matter eligibility, or SME, rejection under Title 35 of the U.S. Code, Section 101, during prosecution of a patent application.
As part of the Deferred Subject Matter Eligibility Response, or DSMER, Pilot Program, the applicant can respond to a nonfinal office action with both SME and non-SME rejections by directly addressing only the non-SME rejection.
Based on the applicant's response, the examiner will reconsider the SME rejection. In some situations, the applicant's response to the non-SME rejection will overcome...
Stay ahead of the curve
In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.
Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!