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Rest in Peace T-Rex - USPTO Replaces PALM Server Platform

In the wake of several multi-day USPTO outages, the USPTO has transition a critical part of its Patent Application Locating and Monitoring (PALM) application to "a new, more modern, stable and resilient server platform" that "is 1,000 times faster, 20 times more efficient, and far more stable and less prone to failure."

USPTO, Prosecution
Author: Cynthia M. Bouchez, Ph.D.

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Subject Matter Eligibility - Reform Coming Soon?

In several previous blog posts, we discussed the USPTO’s revised guidance for determining subject matter eligibility under 35 U.S.C. § 101, including a review of potential inconsistencies between the USPTO guidance and Mayo and a recent Federal Circuit decision, which did not defer to the USPTO guidance.  We ended on a hopeful note that some combination of the courts, agencies, and lawmakers can provide clarity for affected industries.

Prosecution, Subject Matter Eligibility
Author: Minxi Rao, Ph.D., Cynthia M. Bouchez, Ph.D.

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The Federal Circuit Flexes Its Muscle in Cleveland Clinic (But Not the One it Should Have)

In our January Blog Post related to the January 2019 USPTO Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance (“the Guidance”), and our subsequent Blog Post in February, we noted that it was unclear how the courts will view issued personalized medicine claims examined under the Guidance, as it appeared that the USPTO may want to push the courts to reexamine the boundaries of Mayo.  Well, it now seems that we have an idea – the Federal Circuit does not appear to want to be pushed.

Prosecution, USPTO, Patent Eligibility, Personalized Medicine
Author: Jeffrey K. Mills, Ph.D.

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