Posts Tagged: written description


Patent Pricing – You Get What You Pay For

It takes time to prepare a detailed written disclosure that will support any number of claims, and there is just no way to rush it. Inventors and …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 15

Santarus v. Par Pharmaceutical: Rader and Newman Disagree on Written Description Support for Negative Limitations

Last week the Federal Circuit decided the case of Santarus, Inc. v. Par Pharmaceutical, Inc., which dealt with whether a drug covered by an Abbreviated New Drug …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 13

Patentability Overview: Obviousness and Adequate Description

In a nutshell, an invention would be obvious when someone knowledgable about the area would look at your invention and consider it to be already known; not …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 11

Turning Your Idea into an Invention

One thing that many individuals and professional inventors employed by corporations (i.e., "kept inventors") have in common is that they frequently do not perceive what they …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 3

Describing Your Invention Completely in a Patent Application

It is also very important to explain with as much detail as possible, paying particular attention to unobvious or counter-intuitive steps, connections or limitations, paying particular attention …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 8

Patent Drafting: Language Difficulties, Open Mouth Insert Foot

What I refer to as "experimental language" either explicitly or implicitly suggests that further experimentation is or will be necessary in order to: (1) realize or perfect the …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 2

Did the CAFC Miss the Real “Written Description” Issue in Crown Packaging?

In my view, both the majority opinion, as well as Judge Dyk’s dissent, miss the real “written description” problem in Crown Packaging which has nothing to …
By Eric Guttag
10 years ago 5

The Key to Drafting an Excellent Patent – Alternatives

The trick with drafting a patent application is to describe anything that will work, no matter how crude, no matter how defective. You want to capture everything. …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 6

Good, Bad & Ugly: Truth About Provisional Patent Applications

There is a terrible injustice done by those non-attorney and/or non-agent services, and it amazes me that individuals are so ready to believe inventors and scientists …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 23

Tricks & Tips for Describing An Invention in a Patent Application

The back bone, however, is made up of many smaller bones. For example, there are seven cervical vertebrae in the necks of all mammals, and these bones …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 20

Patent Drafting: Defining Computer Implemented Processes

So what information is required in order to demonstrate that there really is an invention that deserves to receive a patent? When examining computer implemented inventions the …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 7

Abbot Wins Federal Circuit Reversal of $1.67B Patent Verdict

The largest patent infringement verdict in U.S. history did not stand the test of time at the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 6

Patent Application Costs: You Get What You Pay For

It takes time to prepare a detailed written disclosure that will support any number of claims, and there is just no way to rush it. Inventors and …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 19

Business Methods: Concrete & Tangible Description a Must

In order to have a patentable business method it is necessary for the invention to accomplish some practical application. In other words, in order for a business …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 13

Dissecting Bilski: The Meaning of the Supreme Patent Decision

Who knows what goes through the minds of anyone, let alone a cloistered Justice of the United States Supreme Court. What we do know, however, is that 5 …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 26