Federal Circuit Refuses to Defer to 2019 USPTO Revised Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance – Cleveland Clinic Found. v. True Health Diagnostics LLC (Fed. Cir 2019) (nonprecedential)

by Michael Goltry, Registered Patent Attorney (480-991-3537; On January 7, 2019, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued is 2019 Revised Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance (2019 PEG). The 2019 PEG revises the USPTO’s procedures to determine whether a claim is directed to a judicial exception to patent eligible subject matter. The intention… Read more

Category:Patents , Trademark

The Drawing Requirement for a U.S. Trademark Application

by Michael Goltry, Registered Patent Attorney (480-991-3537; A U.S. trademark application must include a drawing of the mark sought to be registered.  The drawing must be clear, and must be filed with the original application to receive a filing date.  The purpose of the drawing is to provide notice of the mark sought to… Read more



Trademarks are used to distinguish the goods of one party from the goods of another.  Service Marks distinguish the services of one provider from the services of another provider.  Trademarks and service marks are treated equally under law and commonly referred to as marks.  On 25 October 1870, Trademark Number 1 was registered to the… Read more


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