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November 2, 2015 at 2:47 AM

“Off With His Head!” How-to: Draft applications to overcome Alice

Alice Series: Part 4. Congrats, you made it through the Alice decision journey so far! Understanding the basic principles of Alice and how they are applied to the patent application process is the first step. Now, see below for specific tips to draft applications to overcome Alice and ensure your patent application is accepted.

October 30, 2015 at 3:40 AM

“A Mad Tea Party” Transform patent-ineligible subject matter with 'significantly more'

Alice Series: Part 3. Now that it’s clear what ‘abstract concept’ is and how it applies to an ineligible patent, let’s discuss how to transform this lacking concept to patentable matter.

October 21, 2015 at 3:30 AM

“The Pool of Tears” What you need to know about the Alice Decision

Alice Series: Part 1. The Alice decision has changed the landscape of software patenting in the US. The Supreme Court provided a powerful negation of business method patents but with little guidance on where the line can be drawn for valid subject matter in the area of software and intangible computer inventions. The Court reaffirmed the Mayo test and brought it into the forefront. One thing is certain – USPTO Examiners are issuing 35 U.S.C. 101 objections at the faintest scent of a generic computer.


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