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Episode IV: A New (or False) Hope for Diagnostic Method Claims? - New Guidance on Subject Matter Eligibility from the USPTO

USA - May 11 2016 New guidelines issued from the USPTO provide some positive insight as to how claims to diagnostic methods will be examined for patent eligibility. In…

Myriad in wonderland: under Alice, diagnostic method claims dealt another blow in the United States

USA - January 8 2015 Just when it seemed the US Patent Office (USPTO) had relaxed its assessment of patent eligibility for certain types of subject matter relating to…

Karin Innes

New interim guidance on patent subject matter eligibility…something markedly different!?

USA - December 17 2014 After some delay, the US Patent Office (USPTO) has now released its 2014 Interim Guidance on Patent Subject Matter Eligibility, a copy of which can…

Karin Innes

USPTO Announces Patent Fast Track Pilot Program for Cancer Immunotherapy Applications

USA - July 6 2016 In line with President Obama’s recent call for a “Cancer Moonshot” (a US$1 billion initiative to achieve 10 years’ worth of cancer research in the…

In silico, ex machina, inventor?

Australia - September 2 2021 Third in our series of ‘Can AI be recognised as an inventor?’ related insights, we explore what the law requires a human to do in order to be seen as…

Beata Khaidurova