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New Guidelines for the Examination of Computer-implemented Inventions

We would like to bring to our readers’ attention that the BPTO published on December 6, 2016 the Resolution 158/2016, which comprises guidelines for the examination procedure regarding patent applications claiming computer-implemented inventions. The aim of this publication is to give more transparency to the examination process and also to make possible to know more accurately on how to request and claim this inventions. This resolution provides definitions and the necessary structure for patent applications that are implemented by computer giving the possibilities to not incur in the article 10(V), which describes those matters that cannot be considered as inventions. We make reference to this publication to inform our clients that all the matters related to this kind of technologies will be treated taking into consideration these rules in order to provide goods results for the grant of the patent. If you would like to know more information about this new…