USPTO Issues Interim Guidelines for 35 U.S.C. 101

Admitting that the law surrounding 35 U.S.C. 101 relating to what is patentable subject matter is in “flux,” the USPTO has provided to its Examiners some interim guidelines to assist in the examination of patent applications.  While the guidelines do not provide any substantive law changes, they do provide some valuable insight into how USPTO Examiners will be examining patent applications.  See the Interim Guidelines.