I have a general understanding of the machine or transformation test. But one thing I don't understand is this:
If an inventor asks me to draft a patent application for an algorithm or a diagnostic method, some of my questions would relate to "Why would someone want to do this?" and "What would you do after you get the result?". Presumably, the purpose of the algorithm or diagnostic method is to make a decision, and take a tangible action.
When I draft at least some of the claims, I would include that action as a step in the process. Wouldn't that mitigate the concern about patentable subject matter, i.e. sec 101?