The patent specification has always been a critical part of the patent application, but the specification has become increasingly important in recent years. Gone are the days of cheap patents with thin disclosures.
What does this changing landscape mean for patent application drafting best practices?
Join Gene Quinn on Thursday, November 9 at 2:00 PM ET for a free webinar conversation on the trends and reality of 112 disclosure requirements. I will be joined by Todd Van Thomme, a shareholder with Nyemaster Goode PC, and Cynthia Gilbert, co-founder of Blueshift IP. Van Thomme specializes in mechanical and food science related innovations, while Gilbert specializes in computer implemented inventions. We will, therefore, focus our 112 discussions on these specific areas.
In addition to taking as many questions as possible from the audience we will discuss:
- Nautilus (SCOTUS standard) versus In re Packard (USPTO standard).
- Identifying the invention/improvement versus KSR 103 concerns.
- Best practices for ensuring a complete and thorough specification.
- Means-plus-function and other 112 matters.