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USPTO Patent Eligibility Report Leaves Attys Wanting More

Law360, New York (July 28, 2017, 5:56 PM EDT) -- A recent report by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office detailing comments it has received about the contentious issue of patent eligibility left attorneys feeling that the office could be taking a more active role in developing eligibility standards rather than rehashing case law and the views of major industries.

The nearly 50-page report released July 25 summarizes scores of public comments submitted to the office about the U.S. Supreme Court's Alice and Mayo decisions making it easier to invalidate patents for claiming ineligible subject matter like abstract ideas, as well as about how the USPTO has applied those rulings....

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