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Konstantin Linnik Cited Extensively in USPTO’s Report on Patent Eligible Subject Matter

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July 2017

Konstantin Linnik, Ph.D., a partner in Nutter’s Intellectual Property Department and a member of the firm’s Life Sciences and Medical Devices practice group, was cited numerous times in “Patent Eligible Subject Matter: Report On Views And Recommendations From The Public,” a new report released by the United States Patent and Trademark office (USPTO). The USPTO report is intended is to provide a comprehensive review of patent eligibility law, as well as a record of public views on the impact of the recent Supreme Court patent eligibility jurisprudence and public recommendations for a path forward.

The USPTO issued a Federal Register Notice in October 2016 seeking public input on patent eligible subject matter in the wake of the recent decisions by the Supreme Court, announcing the convening of two roundtables. One focused on the examination guidance developed by the USPTO to implement the recent Supreme Court and subsequent Federal Circuit precedent; and the second focused more broadly on the current state of the law of patent eligibility. Konstantin presented at the second roundtable, “Roundtable 2—Exploring the Legal Contours of Patent Eligible Subject Matter,” which is the subject of the USPTO’s report. The roundtable consisted of seven interactive panels and over 250 participants from across the country representing a broad cross-section of the patent community, including industry, private practice, academia, associations, inventors, and small businesses.

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