The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has prepared further interim guidance for the patent examining corps to use when determining subject matter eligibility hof a business method patent application under 35 U.S.C. § 101 in view of the recent decision by the United States Supreme Court in Bilski v. Kappos (.PDF).
This interim guidance, which was published in the Federal Register July 27, 2010, is a supplement to previously issued interim instructions dated August 24, 2009, and it supersedes the interim guidance memo to the examining corps dated June 28, 2010.
The USPTO is seeking public comment on this interim guidance and intends to issue final guidance after evaluating the public comments. Any member of the public may submit written comments on the Interim Bilski Guidance.
Comments concerning this Interim Bilski Guidance should be sent on or before September 27, 2010 by e-mail to [email protected] or facsimile transmitted to (571) 273–0125.
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