Law of Patents

Chapter 2. Claiming and Disclosing the Invention

  1. Claim Interpretation
    1. Phillips v. AWH Corp.
      view pdfPhillips patent No. 4,677,798
      Unique Concepts, Inc. v. Brown
      view pdfBaslow patent No. 4.018,260
  2. Enablement
    1. Enablement and Claim Scope
      O’Reilly v. Morse
      view pdfMorse patent No. 1647; Reissue No. 117
      Consolidated Electric Light Co. v. McKeesport Light Co.
      view pdfEdison’s Electric Lamp Patent No. 223,898
    2. Policy Perspective: Optimal Claim Scope and Patent Law’s Delicate Balance
      Comparative Perspective: Enablement and Claim Scope in Europe
    3. Enablement and “Undue Experimentation”
      Cedarapids, Inc. v. Nordberg, Inc.
      view pdfCedarapids patent No. 4,697,745
      Automotive Technologies International, Inc. v. BMW of North America, Inc.
      view pdfAutomotive patent No. 5,231,253
    4. Comparative Perspective: Complying with Enablement Requirement in Europe
  3. Written Description
    Ariad Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Eli Lilly and Company
    view pdfAriad patent No. 6,410,516
    Gentry Gallery v. Berkline
    view pdfGentry Gallery Patent No. 5,064,244
  4. Best Mode
    Young Dental Mfg. Co. v. Q3 Special Products, Inc.
    view pdfYoung Patent No. 5,156,547
    view pdfYoung Patent No. 5,423,679
  5. Definiteness
    Datamize LLC. v. Plumtree Software, Inc.
    view pdfDatamize Patent No. 6,014,137
    Star Scientific, Inc. v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
    view pdfStar Scientific patent No. 6,202,649
    view pdfStar Scientific patent No. 6,425,401
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