Patent Law: Written Description

One of the most important aspects of the written description is to provide a clear description of the invention for which patent protection is being claimed. The claims of the patent define the boundaries of what is to be protected by a patent, and, in a patent infringement action, the analysis of whether a patent Read more about Patent Law: Written Description[…]

Foreign and International Copyright Protection

There is no such thing as an “international copyright” that automatically protects an author’s works throughout the world. Protection against unauthorized use in a particular country depends on the national laws of that country. However, most countries offer protection to foreign works under certain conditions that have been greatly simplified by international copyright treaties and Read more about Foreign and International Copyright Protection[…]

Trademarks – Actual versus Intended Use

Trademark rights are gained by actual use of a mark rather than by registration. Generally, the first party who uses a mark in commerce has the right to use the mark in that geographic area as well as in the natural zone of expansion for that geographic area. Any shipment of goods bearing the trademark Read more about Trademarks – Actual versus Intended Use[…]

Patent Infringement – Doctrine of Equivalents

As previously described, when a patent is applied for, the inventor must include a specification, including the written description of the invention. The specification concludes with a claim or claims that particularly point out and distinctly claim the subject matter that the applicant asserts to be the invention to be patented. One of the purposes Read more about Patent Infringement – Doctrine of Equivalents[…]

Patent Applications – Written Description Requirement

One of the most important aspects of the written description is to provide a clear description of the invention for which patent protection is being claimed. The claims of the patent define the boundaries of what is to be protected by a patent, and, in a patent infringement action, the analysis of whether a patent Read more about Patent Applications – Written Description Requirement[…]

January 2009

Patent Applications – Written Description Requirement One of the most important aspects of the written description is to provide a clear description of the invention for which patent protection is being claimed. The claims of the patent define the boundaries of what is to be protected by a patent, and, in a patent infringement action, Read more about January 2009[…]