The USPTO has published a report on its public review of the rules patent eligible subject matter under US law – what we would call a “manner of manufacture”.
A selection of links to IP-related matters I found interesting this week
The High Court has also refused RPL Central special leave to appeal from the Full Court’s rejection of its attempt to patent a method and system for Automated Collection of Evidence of Skills and Knowledge.
IP Australia has published its guidelines for examining whether a patent application claims a manner of manufacture under s 18(1)(a) and (1A)(a) in light of the High Court’s ruling in D’Arcy v Myriad. According to the guidelines, Examiners will find it useful to ask: What is the substance of the claim (not merely its form)? Has the substance of the claim been “made” or changed by man, or is “artificial”?.. Read More
A closer look at the High Court’s ruling in D’Arcy v Myriad
High Court grant special leave to determine patentability of Myriad’s BRCA patents.
The Full Federal Court has rejected Research Affiliates’ attempt to patent a computerised method to construct a portfolio index
Yesterday, the US Supreme Court heard oral arguments on the patentability of Alice Corporation’s payment system.
Apotex v Sanofi: Sanofi’s patent for a second use of leflunomide is patentable subject matter in Australia
Patent Baristas has a guest post from Bill Bennett at Pizzeys considering the Deputy Commissioner’s recent rejection of the “Iowa Lottery” patent application. 1. A prize pool for a lottery game played among a plurality of member lotteries, at least two of which are from diverse jurisdictions, the prize pool comprising: a system of prize levels including a jackpot prize and at least first and second subordinate prizes; a super.. Read More