WHIPgroup attorneys were successful in overcoming § 101 rejections for a patent application directed to an Intellectual Property (IP) system. The invention relates to an automated network-based system that replicates IP applications between jurisdictions for preparing and filing those applications. An Office Action rejected all claims for not reciting patentable subject matter. WHIPgroup attorneys argued that the rejection was improper because the invention integrates both a practical application and a particular machine (programmed computer). The Office was persuaded and allowed the claims. The patent is expected to issue in due course.
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Jasmine Gratton is completing her LL.M in Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law at Fordham University School of Law. She has an LL.B. from University of Bristol Law School in England, and completed her thesis [Read More…]