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Big News if True: USPTO to Stop Issuing Software Patents Altogether (Citing Section 101)

Posted in America, Patents, Rumour at 2:06 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Each time a software patent gets granted a kitten/puppy will die

A puppy

Summary: As virtually every court ruling in the US is against software patents (more so at higher courts) the US patent office accepts that it can no longer issue such patents, according to rumours/gossip

PATENT BUDDY, a huge proponent of software patents, wrote the other day what s/he labeled “USPTO GOSSIP”. Given everything we know and have been writing about the USPTO, it seems very plausible. Now that high courts invalidate just about every software patent that lands on their lap it’s about time for USPTO to adapt and stop issuing these.

“The USPTO merely embarrasses itself if it keeps issuing patents which it knows for sure courts would reject (sometimes PTAB rejects these also, once it gets petitioned).”“We are hearing from multiple [USPTO] examiners that they are to reject virtually all computer-implemented inventions under 101,” says the gossip.

It’s about time! If true…

The USPTO merely embarrasses itself if it keeps issuing patents which it knows for sure courts would reject (sometimes PTAB rejects these also, once it gets petitioned).

Does anyone else know anything about it? Can documents related to this be shared with us? It’s not likely that the patent microcosm would want to publicise such a thing as it would scare their clients away.

“The patent trolls’ lobbyists/voices try to paint what Supreme Court Justices did in 2014 as against the law. It’s their latest miserable strategy, which we first noted and wrote about last weekend.”The Supreme Court was very clear; no software patents. Alice remains without challenge for 3.5 years (so far) and as we’ll show in a later article, Watchtroll lobbies hard to put an end to that. The patent trolls’ lobbyists/voices try to paint what Supreme Court Justices did in 2014 as against the law. It’s their latest miserable strategy, which we first noted and wrote about last weekend.

Here. again, comes the spinner in chief. He attempts to frame the Justices as against patent law. “In her decision,” he wrote, “Judge Huff granted Plaintiffs Rule 12(c) motions for judgment on the pleadings – ruling that all claims of the five asserted patents were invalid for claiming ineligible subject matter under 35 U.S.C. § 101.”

Yes, as usual. It’s worth noting that this has become so routine a judgment that it’s almost boring.

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