Over the past six years, the U.S. Supreme Court has issued a series of decisions—35 U.S.C. § 101 defines inventions eligible for patenting as “any new and useful process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement thereof.” These classes of patent eligible subject matter have been narrowed by court opinions, which state that laws of nature, natural phenomena, and abstract ideas are not eligible for patenting.For non-press inquiries, please contact Elizabeth Shaw 571-272-9300, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org (link sends e-mail).
The following comments have been submitted in response to Federal Register Notice (link is external), published in the Federal Register at 81 Fed. Reg. 71485 (October 17, 2016).
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A. Intellectual Property Organizations and other Associations
B. Government Agencies
C. Academic and Research Institutions
- Banbury Statement - Patenting Genes, Natural Products and Diagnostics: Current Status and Future Prospects
D. Law Firms