Tuesday, September 29, 2009

PTO Extends Comment Period for 101 Interim Examination Instructions

After releasing the interim examination instructions for evaluating patent subject matter eligibility under 35 U.S.C. 101 on August 29, the USPTO issued a notice on Sept. 17 requesting comments from the public. Strangely, the PTO only provided 11 days for the public to submit all comments (Sept. 28). The USPTO has now extended the comment period to October 17. From the the latest notice:

The USPTO is extending the comment period to ensure that members of the public have sufficient opportunity to submit comments on the Interim Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Examination Instructions. A notice extending the comment period will be published in the Federal Register, and it will provide a new comment deadline of 30 days from the publication date of the notice in the Federal Register. The USPTO will revise the instructions as appropriate based on comments received. Comments that have already been received are under consideration.
Read the full notice here (link)

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