On-Demand Webinar: 'Alice' Before 'Alice'

September 25, 2017 LexisNexis IP Solutions

In this webinar, you'll get the story of how the USPTO first began systematically denying patentability to software inventions long before Alice v. CLS Bank International.

Panelists Chris Holt, Vice President of Patent Analytics, LexisNexis PatentAdvisor® and Megan McLoughlin, Product Director, PatentAdvisor™ discuss the following in detail:

  • Before Alice, a large number of examiners were consistently refusing to give patentable weight to “non-functional descriptive material”
  • Many of these examiners are now the same examiners that refuse to allow software applications in view of patentable subject matter standards that have arisen since the Alice decision
  • Some examiners are even now continuing to utilize the “non-functional descriptive material” rejection basis
  • The long-standing and obvious connection between assignment of an application to an art unit and aggressive utilization of the non-patentable subject matter rejection
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