New Guidelines Follow Alice & Ultramercial Decisions
Today the USPTO will publish their new subject matter eligibility guidelines (35 U.S.C. § 101). A copy from the advanced reading room is available (here). While directed to examination procedures, the guidelines will also be applicable to Inter Partes Review (IPR) and Covered Business Method (CBM) Challenge Proceedings. These guidelines supersede the controversial guidelines that were issued in the wake of the Prometheus decision.