Much ink has been spilt over the chaos that is the law of patent eligibility in the United States, and rightfully so. Having said that, the Alice/Mayo problems that many applicants face have been confined primarily to a certain limited number of Art Units in the biotechnology and computer software areas.
As the United States Patent and Trademark Office continues its efforts to increase patent quality a great deal of emphasis is being placed on the disclosure of technologies in the specification, which is an issue that all patent applicants face. Still further, the use of certain claiming techniques continue to be the subject of scrutiny at the Federal Circuit in the wake of never ending Supreme Court scrutiny of the patent system.
Join us on Thursday, September 7, 2017, at 2pm ET for a wide-ranging discussion on the issues surrounding 35 U.S.C. 112. We will discuss recent Federal Circuit cases dealing with 112 sufficiency of disclosure and claim drafting, and discuss how these new teachings are being implemented at the Patent Office and what practitioners can do to avoid and overcome 112 rejections.