In Consumer Watchdog v. Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (Federal Circuit) ordered the Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) and the United States, represented by the Department of Justice (DOJ), to submit separate briefs to the court unless they could agree to a joint position. In issuing this unusual order, the court anticipated that the views of the PTO and DOJ might differ because of the agencies' disagreement over the proper standard of patent eligibility. In Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc., decided earlier that year, the DOJ argued that isolated genomic DNA (gDNA) was not patent-eligible, contradicting the PTO's longtime practice of granting patents to applications claiming gDNA inventions. Solicitor General (SG) Neal Katyal made an unprecedented appearance before the Federal Circuit to explain this position. In response, the PTO refused to sign the DOJ's brief.
The export option will allow you to export the current search results of the entered query to a file. Different
formats are available for download. To export the items, click on the button corresponding with the preferred download format.
By default, clicking on the export buttons will result in a download of the allowed maximum amount of items.
To select a subset of the search results, click "Selective Export" button and make a selection of the items you want to export.
The amount of items that can be exported at once is similarly restricted as the full export.
After making a selection, click one of the export format buttons. The amount of items that will be exported is indicated in the bubble next to export format.