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Comments on Request for Comments on Interim Examination Instructions for Evaluating Patent Subject Matter Eligibility (September 17, 2009)

On or prior to November 9, 2009, the organizations and persons listed below have submitted comments in response to the notice titled Request for Comments on Interim Examination Instructions for Evaluating Patent Subject Matter Eligibility, published in the Federal Register at 74 Fed. Reg. 47780 (September 17, 2009). The USPTO has extended the comment period and will accept comments that are received on or before November 9, 2009. See the notice titled Additional Period for Comments on Interim Examination Instructions for Evaluating Patent Subject Matter Eligibility, published in the Federal Register at 74 Fed. Reg. 52686 (October 14, 2009).

The Interim Examination Instructions for Evaluating Patent Subject Matter Eligibility may be viewed here.

It is hoped that the public will review this list of comments submitted on or prior to November 9, 2009, to determine if it is complete. If any person or organization has submitted comments on or prior to November 9, 2009, but it is not included in this listing, please submit the comment by electronic mail message to caroline.dennison@uspto.gov, or contact Caroline Dennison, by telephone at (571) 272-7729.

The comments below are grouped into the following categories: intellectual property organizations and government agencies, corporations and associations, law firms and individuals. Each comment is attributed to the individual submitting the comment, unless the comment indicates it is made on behalf of an organization.

Please note that the following documents are posted as originally received but may contain artifacts of scanning, OCR, or document format conversion.


A. Intellectual Property Organizations and Government Agencies

  1. American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) [PDF]
  2. Boston Patent Law Association (BPLA) [PDF]
  3. Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) [PDF]
  4. Intellectual Ventures, LLC [PDF]

B. Corporations and Associations

  1. Accenture [PDF]
  2. IBM Corporation [PDF]
  3. Novartis Corporation [PDF]

C. Law Firms

  1. Oliff & Berridge, PLC [PDF]
  2. Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly LLP [PDF]

D. Individuals 

  1. Klein, Roger [PDF]
  2. Linck, Nancy [PDF]
  3. Marcus, Martin [PDF]
  4. Wille, Paul [PDF]

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