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AAU, APLU, and COGR Comment on USPTO Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance

AAU, APLU, and COGR submitted comments to the U.S. Patent and Trademark office expressing support for their 2019 Revised Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance, which revises the procedures officials use to determine patentability under Section 101 of the patent law. Courts have held that “abstract ideas” don’t meet Section 101’s patent eligibility threshold, causing uncertainty and confusion for universities.

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