Focusing on an invention's specific technological improvements can help demonstrate its eligibility for patent protection under the Supreme Court's two-part test, according to Ryan Phelan, a partner with Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP. Phelan offers tips for patent lawyers based on noteworthy clarifications in the Patent and Trademark Office's recent update on the application and scope of its 2019 subject matter eligibility guidance.

Partner Ryan N. Phelan contributed to Bloomberg Law's article "Patent Practice Tips After the USPTO Guidance Update" on November 27, 2019.

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