The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will host a public forum on May 9, 2014 to solicit feedback from organizations and individuals on its recent guidance memorandum for determining subject matter eligibility of claims reciting or involving laws of nature, natural phenomena, and natural products (Laws of Nature/Natural Products Guidance). The Laws of Nature/Natural Products Guidance implemented a new procedure to address changes in the law relating to subject matter eligibility in view of recent Supreme Court precedent.

Because this Guidance is a topic of importance to the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry, Dilworth IP plans to submit comments on the Guidance and to participate in the public forum, and encourages others to do so.  The deadline to submit feedback is Friday, April 25th.

Additional information including event registration, comment submission instructions and directions can be found at and in the Federal Register Notice: