Absent Full Scope Of Enablement, Broad Claims Fail

Law360, New York (March 21, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Following two recent cases applying the doctrine requiring that broad claims be fully enabled by the specification, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit again applied the doctrine, invalidating patent claims that had been broadly construed but not sufficiently enabled by the patent specification under 35 U.S.C. 112, ¶ 1. Sitrick v. Dreamworks LLC, Case No. 07-1174 (Fed. Cir. Feb. 1, 2008) (Moore J.)

Inventor David Sitrick’s two patents involve substituting or integrating a user’s audio signal or visual image into a pre-existing audiovisual...
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