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USPTO 101 Guidelines: What Constitutes "Non-Naturally Occurring" Subject Matter?

  • 01.15.15
  • John M. Covert and Miklos Gaszner, Ph.D.

On December 15, 2014, the USPTO issued a new comprehensive Interim Guidance document for examination of subject matter eligibility under 35 U.S.C. § 101

In this webinar, Sterne Kessler attorneys John M. Covert and Miklos Gaszner, Ph.D., focus on the guidelines as they pertain to nature-based product claims. Some of the topics addressed include:

  • How do the guidelines and recent court decisions affect decision-making on whether to file a patent application?
  • How to prosecute pending applications in view of the guidelines and recent cases.
  • How the guidelines can be used as a roadmap to draft new applications and claims.

To view the webinar, visit our YouTube channel. The webinar slides can be downloaded below.

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