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.
While it remains necessary to draft patent applications carefully, and cautiously, so as to not run afoul of KSR v. Teleflex, courts seem increasingly skeptical of patents and patent applications that do not explain what the innovation really is, and why it is an improvement.
What does this changing landscape mean for patent application drafting best practices? What tips and tricks should be employed in order to provide a specification that has maximal opportunity for success during examination? How can you effectively and persuasively frame arguments in responses?
Join Gene Quinn on Thursday, April 25, 2:00 PM ET for a free webinar conversation on the trends and reality of 112 disclosure requirements and responding to 112 rejections.
In addition to taking as many questions as possible from the audience we will discuss:
- Identifying the invention/improvement versus KSR 103 concerns.
- Best practices for ensuring a complete and thorough specification.
- Persuasively arguing 112 rejections.