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The USPTO’s Updated Guidance on Section 101: Adjusting Your IP Evaluations for Maximum Protection


By Jesse Schwartz
Published: February 6th, 2019

Since the Supreme Court issued its 2014 opinions in Mayo and Alice, patentability has been a moving target — and technology transfer offices have struggled to obtain patent protection in certain areas, including computer-implemented and diagnostic technologies. 

With so little clarity, evaluating IP in these areas and making commercialization decisions has been more of a guessing game than a reliable process. However, on January 4, 2019, the USPTO published updated examination guidance regarding the subject matter eligibility of technologies involving abstract ideas. This new guidance marks a course correction for how patents — and particularly software patents — are examined.

Technology Transfer Tactics’ Distance Learning Division is teaming up with IP attorney Tyson Benson, associate with Harness, Dickey and Pierce, PLC, for this critical webinar: The USPTO’s Updated Guidance on Section 101: Adjusting Your IP Evaluations for Maximum Protection, scheduled for March 5. Attendees will learn what adjustments should be made to your IP evaluations in light of the new 101 guidance, and how to best prepare your applications for maximum patent protection.

For complete details or to register, CLICK HERE.

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