On June 2, 2014 the US Supreme Court in Nautilus, Inc. v. Biosig Instruments, Inc. (No. 13-369) attempted to clarify the requirement for precise language as required in the US Patent Statute at 35 USC Section 112, paragraph 2. At issue in the case, which was appealed from the US Court of Appeals for…

Introduction Many, if not most of you are probably aware of the newly enacted America Invents Act (AIA).  The AIA is major patent legislation that includes significant changes to American patent law.  It was signed into law on September 16, 2011.  This report provides a summary of the most important provisions that are included in…

The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (“CAFC”) held in In re Suitco Surface, Inc., 2009-1418 (CAFC, April 14, 2010) that the “broadest broadest-construction rubric coupled with the term “comprising” does not give the PTO an unfettered license to interpret claims to embrace anything remotely related to the claimed invention. Rather, claims should always…

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