Category: patent office guidance

How long does it take to get a patent in 2021? And what about COVID-19?

Thursday | June 10, 2021By Shane Skwarekpatent applicationpatent eligibilitypatent lawpatent officepatent office guidancePatent Protection

An applicant secures a patent after successfully prosecuting the patent application at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). When the USPTO believes an application embodies an invention worthy of a patent, the USPTO grants a Notice of Allowance.…

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U.S. Patent Office Issues Updated Patent Eligibility Guidance

Monday | October 21, 2019By Shane Skwarek§ 101medical device patentpatent eligibilitypatent office guidancesoftware patent

The U.S. Patent Office has issued a supplement to the Patent Eligibility Guidance it released in early 2019. The supplement includes four new examples showing an initial, broad claim that the Office considers to be ineligible for patent protection. The…

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