Legal Analysis of Software Guidelines Released

Press Release
PAT 95-32

Richard Maulsby

The Commerce Department's Patent and Trademark Office has issued the Legal Analysis to Support Proposed Examination Guidelines for Computer-Implemented Inventions. This analysis expands on the proposed guidelines, released in June, that will, when final, be used by patent examiners to determine the patentability of computer software.

The comment period for the proposed guidelines continues until November 13, 1995.

The legal analysis is available online ( or from the Office of Public Affairs.