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Strict Interpretation of 35 U.S.C. § 112 Requires Universities to Examine Their Patenting Methods

By   /  June 1, 2012  /  Intellectual Property, Patent Law 

Patent Sign

The purpose of this paper is to explore recent interpretations of patent law doctrines by the courts and how these interpretations affect the scope and validity of patents covering fundamental university technologies. Many of these interpretations have the goal of increasing the quantity and quality of information disclosed in a patent, a significant issue for early stage technology.

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Bilski’s Effect on Patent Law: Patentable Processes Under 35 U.S.C. § 101

By   /  June 1, 2011  /  Intellectual Property, Patent Law 

Patent Formula

This comment will discuss the purpose of the patent system and the definition of patentable subject matter stated in Section 101 of the patent statute. Part III will present Supreme Court cases that have interpreted patentable processes under Section 101 prior to Bilski. Part IV will present Federal Circuit cases that have interpreted patentable process under Section 101 in light of the Court’s decisions.

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