Rival Global Views On Patent Disclosures

Law360, New York (July 7, 2015, 10:10 AM EDT) -- When it comes to patent disclosure requirements, terminology varies widely across the world. But the general concept remains relatively universal: How much, and just how precisely, must applicants describe their claimed inventions? U.S. patent attorneys draft applications to pass muster for doctrines like enablement and written description, while their neighbors to the north use phrases like "standard of disclosure" to describe their requirements. Europe often refers to its threshold for describing inventions as "sufficiency of disclosure," with China, apparently by no coincidence, similarly categorizing its own rules as a "sufficient disclosure requirement."

Despite the wide diversity nations use to give labels...

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