Interpreting Oral Arguments In Ariad V. Eli Lilly

Law360, New York (January 7, 2010, 3:39 PM EST) -- The patent statute, at 35 U.S.C. § 112, ¶ 1, requires a patent specification to “contain a written description of the invention, and of the manner and process of making and using it, in such full, clear, concise and exact terms as to enable any person skilled in the art to which it pertains ... to make and use the same[.]”

The issue before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Ariad Pharmaceuticals v. Eli Lilly is whether the “written description” requirement at the...
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