Posts Tagged: claim indefiniteness


A Primer on Indefiniteness and Means-Plus-Function

The basic law relative to § 112, ¶6 explains that a decision on whether a claim is indefinite under § 112, ¶ 6 requires a determination of whether those skilled in the art would …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 3

Federal Circuit on Software Patents: Show Me the Algorithms

Earlier today the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a decision in Noah Systems, Inc. v. Intuit, Inc. According to the Federal Circuit …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 13

CAFC Kills Means-Plus-Function in Software Patent

All of this might be confusing to a Judge who is unfamiliar with computers, but that is not the test, is it? The question is supposed to …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 13

Ordinary Plain Meaning: Defining Terms in a Patent Application

The question of whether a term is defined adequately is really a legal question, so the views and opinions of those who are not well versed in …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 25

U.S. Patent Office Issues Supplementary 112 Guidelines

Of course, it will be most useful for patent examiners to review and truly internalize the guidelines, but there is some excellent language here that is quite …
By Gene Quinn
11 years ago 5