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Testing a Patent Claim against an Abstract Idea, in Response to 35 USC §101 Rejection

USA - August 11 2017 USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office) rejection of a patent claim, alleging the claim is not significantly more than an abstract idea…

The High-Tech Patent Agent: A View from the Trenches in Silicon Valley

USA - May 1 2017 A patent claim can be rejected for inherency over a reference. An inherent property cannot be claimed, even if that property was not known at the time…

Recursive and Iterative Algorithms in Patent Claims

USA - February 13 2017 Some inventions operate in a recursive or iterative manner. This could be so of a machine that repeats actions or functions on a single article or to…

Rapid Patent Application Claims Drafting Technique

USA - September 15 2016 Here is a technique for rapidly drafting claims, for a patent application. This is a brainstorming mechanism that works for one person, or two, or…

A Response to Rejections Under 35 USC §101

USA - August 2 2016 Here is an argument we are using in response to rejections under 35 USC 101 that allege the claims are directed to an abstract idea and are…

Michael L. Gencarella