Odds and Ends

WHDA Blogging Team | April 27, 2012

A few brief points that have slipped through the cracks over the past few weeks:

  1. After the Mayo v. Prometheus Supreme Court decision, the USPTO issued a memo offering preliminary guidance to Examiners on how to incorporate the Supreme Court’s decision into their examination process.  Click here to read it.  The memo does not provide much guidance to the Examining Corps, other than some vague points to keep in mind in addition to previously issued guidance in view of the Bilski decision.   On a related point, for our discussion of the Mayo case, click here for English and click here for Japanese.
  2. The Supreme Court remanded AMP v. USPTO back to the CAFC for reconsideration in view of their Mayo decision.  See page 2 of the order.
  3. Our Stephen Parker provides further comments on the CAFC’s recent Bard decision at Medical Devices Summit (free registration required).  Read his original article on that case here.
  4. Our friends at Think IP Strategy have assembled an e-book:  2011 Think Tank IP Almanac.  Click here for more information.


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