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USPTO Issues Guidelines About Patentable Subject Matter.

Preempting the US Supreme Court’s review of patentable inventions (re Bilski), the USPTO deputy commissioner has issued some nifty guidelines and rather inane flow-charts demonstrating to those requiring  intellectual examination what a machine is or what a transformation is.  See Dennis Crouch’s Patently-O: http://www.patentlyo.com/patent/2009/08/interim-guidelines-on-statutory-subject-matter.html… Read More ›