USPTO is Rejecting Potentially Life-Saving Inventions

Law 360, December 2014

5 Pages Posted: 19 Dec 2015 Last revised: 5 Jan 2016

Bernard Chao

University of Denver Sturm College of Law

Lane Womack

Kilpatrick Stockton LLP

Date Written: December 18, 2014

Abstract

This article describes how applications on various potentially life saving inventions are now being rejected by the patent office on subject matter eligibility grounds.

Keywords: patent eligibilty, patent office, drug

JEL Classification: O31, O33

Suggested Citation

Chao, Bernard and Womack, Lane, USPTO is Rejecting Potentially Life-Saving Inventions (December 18, 2014). Law 360, December 2014. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2701409

Bernard H. Chao (Contact Author)

University of Denver Sturm College of Law ( email )

2255 E. Evans Avenue
Denver, CO 80208
United States

Lane Womack

Kilpatrick Stockton LLP ( email )

1100 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30309
United States

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