patent subject matter eligibility

15 11, 2016

Recent Subject Matter Eligibility Decisions

2020-03-16T19:10:20-04:00November 15, 2016|

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued updated examination guidance on subject matter eligibility in view of McRO and Bascom. The panel decisions provide new insights on the Federal Circuit’s dynamic stance on patent eligibility, and the issued memo provides guidance as to how Examiners will consider the nuances from these decisions. Click [...]

17 02, 2016

Certified Women’s Business Enterprise

2020-02-24T15:39:34-05:00February 17, 2016|

We are pleased to announce that JONES ROBB, PLLC has been re-certified by the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) as a Women's Business Enterprise (WBE). The firm has been certified by the WBENC for 7 years. “We are proud to maintain our certification as a WBE,” said Susanne Jones, founding and managing partner of [...]

28 01, 2015

UPDATE: 2014 Interim Guidance on Subject Matter Eligibility

2020-03-16T19:11:25-04:00January 28, 2015|

On January 27, 2015, the United States Patent & Trademark Office (“USPTO”) updated the Interim Guidance on Patent Subject Matter Eligibility (“Guidance”) to include examples of abstract ideas. The Interim Guidance USPTO web page has also been updated to include the presentations from a January 21, 2015 forum conducted to receive public feedback on the [...]

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