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In accordance with the temporary authority provided by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today further extended the time to file certain patent-related documents and to pay certain required fees. The USPTO has already extended various deadlines twice, with the latest extension expiring […]

On April 28, 2020, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced that certain patent-related documents and certain required fees could be submitted at a later time. These additional extensions apply to deadlines that would have been otherwise due between March 27 and May 31, 2020, and which are now considered timely if submitted by […]

In the recent case Illumina, Inc. v. Ariosa Diagnostics, Inc., the Federal Circuit found that claims directed to methods of preparing DNA samples for analysis satisfy the patent eligibility requirement of 35 USC § 101. The patents at issue covered subject matter directed to distinguish and separate the little amount of fetal DNA from the […]

Recently, the Supreme Court once again refused to take up cases involved in the 101 statute (patentable subject matter).  Many briefs were filed by the industry, academics, and the government to urge the Supreme Court to update and clarify what is patentable and what is not patentable. The refusal to intervene may be a signal […]