Our recent email (as captioned above) may have created the impression that the PTO leadership has an anti-patentee attitude.  Based upon an interview the Commissioner gave to the IPWatchdog this does not appear to be the case, although the anti-patentee results are the same.

Naples Roundtable January 14-17, 2017:  Patent-eligibility is expected to be part of the discussions during beachfront social activities and a cruise at the Naples Patent Experts conference.  Registrations are now being accepted at www.TheNaplesRoundtable.org.

“Cabining the 800 Pound Faux Stare Decisis Gorilla”:  The previously circulated paper has been updated with new information that includes an analysis of Patent Office guidance on patent-eligibility (as attached).