USPTO Issues Examination Guidance Regarding Supreme Court’s Myriad and Mayo Decisions

On March 4, 2014, the USPTO issued a Guidance Memorandum to the Patent Examining Corps regarding the application of the Supreme Court’s Myriad and Mayo decisions to the examination of claims involving laws of nature/natural principles, natural phenomena, or natural products.  We will issue a Special Report in the coming weeks with our comments and recommendations in view of this new USPTO guidance.