Federal Circuit reviews “abstract” exception to patent-eligible subject matter

The Federal Circuit recently revisited the issue of patentable subject matter under § 101 of the Patent Act in light of the Supreme Court’s Bilski decision. In Research Corporation Technologies, Inc. v. Microsoft Corporation, the Federal Circuit determined that the claimed methods relating to half-toning digital images were not abstract and satisfied the requirements of […]

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Federal Circuit determines that method for optimizing dosing of medication is patent eligible

The Federal Circuit on Friday looked at the issue of what constitutes an attempt to patent a natural phenomenon. In Prometheus Laboratories, Inc. v. Mayo Collaborative Services, the Federal Circuit determined that a method for optimizing the dosage of a medication was not directed to a natural phenomenon and therefore was patent-eligible subject matter within […]

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