USPTO Examples Show What Passes Muster Under Alice

Law360, New York (January 27, 2015, 8:18 PM EST) -- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office released a list of examples Tuesday applying the U.S. Supreme Court's Alice decision to hypothetical patents, which attorneys say illustrates some of the computer-related inventions that can survive challenges under the ruling restricting the eligibility of patents involving abstract ideas.

The examples supplement patent-eligibility guidance for examiners that the USPTO released in December. At the time, the office provided examples of how to apply the high court's Myriad decision that products of nature are not patent-eligible, but it said that...
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