USTPOUnited States Trademark and Patent Office (Washington, DC)
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71) The USTPO denied all eleven claims as not patent-eligible subject
Because the USTPO also lacks access to tax-return data, it cannot improve the quality of tax strategy patents.
This helpful site designed by the AICPA includes direct links to actual proposed legislation, letters from the AICPA and other professional organizations to members of Congress opposing tax strategy patents, USTPO search information, specific tax strategy patents, and related articles.
Patent troll sues eBay for asking USTPO for patent re-exam
180) While the USTPO and most courts have continued to rely on the MOT test, the Supreme Court specifically held that this is not the sole controlling test.
In the absence of an explicit statutory bar, courts and the USTPO should grant business process patent claims that meet the broad statutory requirements of the Patent Law Act and should not be held hostage to entirely judicially created tests such as the MOT test.
The Community Patent Review Pilot, currently under consideration by the USTPO, would provide an online peer review system for patent applications designed to ensure that patent examiners have access to the most pertinent information when determining if an invention is patentable.
Then the USTPO evaluated eBay's application and determined that they raised "substantial new question of patentability affecting any claim of the patent," triggering a re-examination of three Landmark patents.
Even though the USTPO had tentatively approved the MP4 trademark application, the efforts of GMV Network and those who rallied to position it successfully thwarted such a dangerous landmark decision.