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Widespread dissatisfaction in US with Supreme Court’s patentable subject matter tests

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”.

Selected links from the last week

A selection of links to IP-related matters I found interesting this week

RPL Central also refused special leave

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’s Myriad Guidelines

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

Myriad’s BRCA1 claims – take 2

A closer look at the High Court’s ruling in D’Arcy v Myriad

High Court to review patenting of isolated genes in Australia

High Court grant special leave to determine patentability of Myriad’s BRCA patents.

(Not) patenting business methods

The Full Federal Court has rejected Research Affiliates’ attempt to patent a computerised method to construct a portfolio index

Software patents in the USA

Yesterday, the US Supreme Court heard oral arguments on the patentability of Alice Corporation’s payment system.

Apotex v Sanofi: manner of manufacture

Apotex v Sanofi: Sanofi’s patent for a second use of leflunomide is patentable subject matter in Australia

Business method patents before the Commissioner

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

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