St. Onge IP Overcomes Alice/101 Rejection
St. Onge IP attorneys Gene Winter and Jonathan Winter obtained an allowance after the examiner initially rejected claims as abstract under the Alice v. CLS Bank framework, a Supreme Court decision which has caused trouble for many computer related patent applications. The application in question discloses a system for managing computing power and resources used by hosted software applications on cloud platforms and servers. St. Onge IP attorneys successfully argued that the examiner failed to consider improvements to computer technology accomplished by the invention in making the rejection. In allowing the case, the examiner stated in the allowance that the arguments on both Alice and prior art issues were persuasive. The application which published as U.S. 2017-0302550 is expected to issue in due course.