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November 25, 2018


In a vacuum, this might contain some nice tidbits.

In the Alice-driven world? Not so much.

I've had good experiences avoiding and overcoming Alice issues following this approach.

Thanks Mike. I do not doubt your personal reflections, but would add (and link to this story as somewhat of a confirmation: http://www.ipwatchdog.com/2018/11/28/artificial-intelligence-technologies-facing-heavy-scrutiny-uspto/ ), that for every one of your "successes," four others likely fail with the same approach.

The link does point out that an additional case after Alice (Electric Power Group) is having a highly negative effect.

Interesting and timely article. I certainly could poke holes in the analysis (such as, looking just at 101 rejections for AI applications is misleading when the same trend likely applies to software patents as a whole). But it is hard to draw conclusions from USPTO data period, so I applaud the efforts. Nonetheless, I don't think that the situation is as dire as it would seem, and I suspect that if one were to look at the claims of these applications, one would see that that most of the applications being rejected have broad and vague language.

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