The 35 USC §101 rejection of claims allegedly directed to an abstract idea presents a challenge to patent practitioners. In a new article at Law360.com, Womble Carlyle patent agent Chris Hall offers some proven strategies to deal with 35 USC §101 “abstract ideas” rejections.
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Chris Hall counsels clients in preparing and prosecuting patents in the electrical, telecommunications, computer software, and mechanical arts. In addition, he has 17 years of industry experience as a professional engineer, and is named as sole inventor or co-inventor on 15 granted patents. Hall is a co-author of the High-Tech Patent Agent, a blog on high-tech patent issues in Silicon Valley.