USPTO March 2014 Update to Guidance & Training for Evaluating Utility Patent Subject Matter Eligibility for Claims involving Nature, Natural Phenomena, & Natural Products

In response to recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions addressing utility patent subject matter eligibility under 35 U.S.C. § 101, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office issued new guidance and training materials for patent examiners tasked with determining eligibility of machine,…