Patent Quality Chat - Webinar

Topic:  Subject Matter Eligibility:  Revised Guidance in view of Berkheimer v. HP, Inc.

The USPTO’s Patent Quality Chat webinar continues its 2018 series in May with “ Subject Matter Eligibility:  Revised Guidance in view of Berkheimer v. HP, Inc."

The USPTO’s Deputy Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy Bob Bahr will be discussing the USPTO’s recently-issued memorandum implementing changes to examination procedure in view of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit decision in Berkheimer v. HP, Inc. This judicial decision provides clarification on the subject matter eligibility analysis, and particularly on the inquiry into whether an additional element (or combination of additional elements) represents well-understood, routine, conventional activity. In response to Berkheimer, the USPTO has revised its examination procedure to require examiners to base their conclusions that additional elements represent well-understood, routine, conventional activity on factual determinations.  We look forward to hearing about your experiences with the revised examination procedure thus far.  Please send your input and questions to before and during the event.

This webinar would be of interest to all those prosecuting patent applications and/or with an interest in statutory compliance with 35 U.S.C. § 101.

No registration is necessary to attend; the Webinar Link to join is available in the left margin.

The Patent Quality Chat webinar series is presented as a part of the USPTO’s continuous efforts to improve patent quality.