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Dr. Yunlai Zha is an associate in the Intellectual Property Practice Group in the firm's Silicon Valley office.

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2022 年 1 月 6 日,美国专利商标局 (USPTO) 宣布了一项允许对专利主体资格的审查作延迟回复的试点项目(Deferred Subject Matter Eligibility Response Pilot Program, “DSMER” 项目)。我们在此对该项目做一个简要的介绍。
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Blockchain patent applications may be divided into two types: underlying technologies of blockchain, such as consensus methods, security, etc., and applications of blockchain in, e.g., fintech, legal, and other industries. In patent examination, the first type, because it recites underlying technology improvement, rarely elicits subject matter rejections. The second type, applications of blockchain, are often found to be directed to an abstract idea. This article analyzes a recent Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) decision in a blockchain patent application and explores drafting and prosecution strategies to anticipate subject matter scrutiny.
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