Section 101 Examples
Introduction to Examples 9-18

This document is the introduction to the Nature Based Product Examples provided by the USPTO on December 16, 2014. The original PDF document is found here. The numbering of these examples is taken from Appendix 2 of the July 2015 Update on Subject Matter Eligibility. As a result, examples 9-18 in the present list reflect examples 1-10 in the original PDF document.

Index to USPTO's Section 101 Examples.

Introduction to Examples 9-18

The following examples should be used in conjunction with the 2014 Interim Eligibility Guidance. They replace the examples issued with the March 2014 Procedure For Subject Matter Eligibility Analysis Of Claims Reciting Or Involving Laws Of Nature/Natural Principles, Natural Phenomena, And/Or Natural Products and related training. As the examples are intended to be illustrative only, they should be interpreted based on fact patterns set forth below. Other fact patterns may have different eligibility outcomes.