IPO Comments on Patent Eligibility Guidance

The IPO submitted comments on the USPTO’s July 2015 Patent Eligibility Guidance.  The IPO missed the submission deadline; but, to the PTO’s credit, the PTO posted the comments anyway.  I thought the IPO’s comments were particularly good — especially the call for the citation of evidence with respect to showing that a proposed abstract idea is indeed an abstract idea.

Also of note were the statistics in the IPO’s comments.  You can view the entire set of statistics in the IPO’s comments [here].  However, the chart below was particularly noteworthy:


Click on the chart for a better view.

My favorite part of the chart is that plant patent allowances increased 31% after Alice!  Go figure.

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