As reported last week, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued revised guidelines for examination of patent claims for patent eligibility under 35 USC 101. About three weeks later, the USPTO issued a formal request for public comments on the new Guidelines, with a deadline of September 28, 2009. See McDermott’s previous report here.
On September 29, 2009, the USPTO extended the deadline for comments to October 17, 2009, providing a total of 30 days for comments from the original notice. A copy of the notice extending the comment period is available here. Comments should be sent to AB98.comments uspto.gov or by facsimile to the attention of Caroline D. Dennison at +1 571 273 0125.