Posts Tagged: Patent Drafting


A Primer on Indefiniteness and Means Plus Function

Means plus function claiming allows the drafter to claim the invention based on functionality rather than the more traditional (and preferred) claiming technique that employs structure within …
By Gene Quinn
5 days ago 2

Patent Drafting: Trends, Reality and Avoiding Rejections

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 …
By Gene Quinn
10 days ago 0

Patent Drafting: Proving You’re in Possession of the Invention

The purpose of the written description requirement is broader than to merely explain how to make and use the invention, which is the subject of the enablement …
By Gene Quinn
15 days ago 3

Patent Drafting Webinar: Trends and Realities of 112 Disclosure Requirements

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. Gene will be joined by …
By Gene Quinn
19 days ago 0

Patent Drafting 101: Going a Mile Wide and Deep with Variations in a Patent Application

You absolutely want to file a patent application with a description that is a mile wide — that part is good — but you also need to also drill …
By Gene Quinn
2 months ago 2

Learning from common patent application mistakes by inventors

The goal in a patent application is to provide a full, clear, and exact description of the invention in a way that particularly points out and distinctly …
By Gene Quinn
4 months ago 0

Optimizing Patent Applications: Drafting to Withstand Challenge

It is now truer than ever that patent drafters must treat every invention as the million dollar, or billion dollar, invention from the start. By the time …

Definiteness and Patent Drafting: The Nautilus Surfaces

Two seminal cases illustrate the techniques of analyzing definiteness in a post-Nautilus world. One case followed Nautilus and the other preceded it, but that case demonstrates what …
By Joseph Root
7 months ago 0

Optimizing Patent Applications: Drafting to Withstand Challenge

Drafting a patent application can be a daunting task, particularly today where virtually every commercially valuable patent will likely be challenged at the Patent Trial and Appeal …
By Gene Quinn
7 months ago 2

Defining Computer Related Inventions in a post-Alice World

it is absolutely critical that computer related inventions describe the technology to the greatest extent possible, focusing on as much that is tangible as …
By Gene Quinn
7 months ago 4

Patent Application Drafting: Using the Specification for more than the ordinary plain meaning

As a general rule the ordinary plain meaning of the term as would be understood by someone of skill in the relevant technology area or science will …
By Gene Quinn
8 months ago 0

Patent Drafting Tip: A comma affects meaning of items in list

The issue was whether the comma in the phrase ", otherwise available to the public" meant that the phrase also modifies the phrase "on sale." If the phrase ", …
By James Yang
9 months ago 4

Flexible problem-solution analysis for drafters with Europe in mind

The problem-solution paradigm has become a cornerstone of patentability in Europe. If the invention cannot be reduced to the format of a technical solution to a technical …
By Brian Cronin
9 months ago 2

Patent Drafting 101: The Basics of Describing Your Invention in a Patent Application

One big mistake inventors make is they will go on page after page in their draft patent application about how they came up with the idea for …
By Gene Quinn
11 months ago 4

Patent Drafting for Beginners: The anatomy of a patent claim

First, every patent claim needs a preamble, which is the introductory phrase in a claim... Second, every patent claim needs a transition. The most common transitions are: “…
By Gene Quinn
11 months ago 21