5 Ways To Draft Bulletproof Patent Claims

Law360, New York (January 25, 2011, 3:00 PM EST) -- The value of a patent boils down to its claims, and if prosecutors fail to say exactly what they mean during the drafting process, they can cost their clients dearly down the road, attorneys say.

When Chef America Inc. accused Lamb-Weston Inc. of infringing a patent covering a process for making dough, it ran into problems with one of its patent claims that required “heating the resulting batter-coated dough to a temperature in the range of 400 degrees Fahrenheit to 850 degrees Fahrenheit.”

Lamb-Weston argued that...
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