United States: The U.S Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issues New Guidance on Patent Subject Matter Eligibility

The U.S Patent and Trademark Office USPTO issued the 2019 Revised Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance. This Guidance evaluate the eligibility of patent claims.

The new guide: i) supersedes the “Eligibility Quick Reference Sheet Identifying Abstract Ideas” from the USPTO; and, ii) provides grouping of key concepts that courts have found to be abstract, hence claims reciting matter that does not fall within these groups is not abstract.