This morning the Federal Circuit issued a nonprecedential opinion in a case appealed from Patent Trial and Appeal Board. In it, the court affirmed a judgment that the claims at issue are ineligible for patenting under under 35 U.S.C. § 101. Here is the introduction to the opinion.
In re Bongiorno (Nonprecedential)
The Patent Office rejected all claims of two patent applications filed by James Bongiorno. The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“Board”) affirmed. Mr. Bongiorno appeals. We have jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. § 1295(a)(4)(A).
The only issue is whether these claims are eligible for patenting under 35 U.S.C. § 101. As discussed below, they are not, so we affirm.