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USPTO Issues Revised Guidance on Patent Eligibility

USPTO Issues Revised Guidance on Patent Eligibility

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) has released revised its Interim Guidance on Patent Subject Matter Eligibility to be used in determining patent eligibility under 35 U.S.C. § 101.1  The Guidance is based on the Supreme Court's holdings in the Alice v. CLS Bank, Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, and Mayo v. Prometheus cases, all relating to judge-made exceptions that preclude issuing patents covering laws of nature, natural phenomena, or abstract ideas.

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Happy Holidays from the PTC!

Happy Holidays from the PTC!

The Pittsburgh Technology Council would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season. We're looking forward to 2015. Here's a look at our office decorating party!

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$100,000 up for grabs in fourth annual Shale Gas Innovation Contest

$100,000 up for grabs in fourth annual Shale Gas Innovation Contest

Are you a researcher, entrepreneur, or small business located in Pennsylvania or West Virginia that is focused on developing a new product or service for the shale energy space?  Last week, The Ben Franklin Shale Gas Innovation and Commercialization Center announced that they will offer a total of $100,000 in cash prizes to the four best shale energy-oriented innovations, new product ideas, or service concepts currently being developed or recently launched.

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Venture Outbound NYC: Linking Up With Investors

Venture Outbound NYC: Linking Up With Investors

Day 2 of the Venture Outbound NYC trip put 14 of Pittsburgh's top tech entrepreneurs in front of nearly 10 New York City-based investors. A lot of insight and connections were made on both sides of the table.

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Venture Outbound NYC: Linking PGH Startups to Capital

Venture Outbound NYC: Linking PGH Startups to Capital

The Pittsburgh Technology Council, Pittsburgh Regional Alliance, Rustbuilt and FortyX80 headed to New York City for a two-day trip to introduce 14 Pittsburgh-based startups to nearly 10 New York venture firms and national tech media.

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