Written Description In The Predictable Arts

Law360, New York (April 2, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The United States Patent Code imposes a number of restrictions on patent applicants who wish to obtain a patent. Two of them, the enablement requirement and the “written description” requirement, flow from 35 U.S.C. Section 112, which aims to ensure that in exchange for the limited monopoly provided by a U.S. patent, the inventor disclose and explain to the public exactly what he thinks his invention is, as well as how to practice it.

Under this statute, the specification firstly must describe the manner and process...
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