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How to Write a Patent Application (3rd Edition)

 by Jeffrey G Sheldon
 
 Copyright: 2015-2017
 Last Updated: October 2017

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  • ISBN Number: 9781402425608
  • Page Count: 1246
  • Number of Volumes: 1
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Stocked with drafting checklists and sample drafting language, documents and drawings, the third edition of How to Write a Patent Application walks you step-by-step through the entire process of preparing patent applications.

This hands-on resource helps you:

  • Get from an inventor all the information needed to prepare an effective application
  • Claim an invention with sufficient breadth
  • Claim an invention so that the elements that render the invention nonobvious are clearly set forth in the claims
  • Claim an invention whose validity will be sustained by the courts 
  • Avoid damaging drafting mistakes such as faulty transitions, inconsistent terminology, incorrect verb forms, and deficient functional language

Completely up-to-date, How to Write a Patent Application analyzes developments under the America Invents Act, the latest USPTO initiatives, and key decisions of the federal courts, and provides the author’s practical suggestions and commentary.

  Table of Contents
  Table of Exhibits
Chapter 1: Introduction, When to File and Where to Prepare the Application
  • § 1:1 : Need for This Book1-1
  • § 1:2 : How to Use This Book1-4
  • § 1:3 : Organization of This Book1-5
  • § 1:4 : Terminology Used in This Book1-5
  • § 1:5 : How Quickly Should the Application Be Filed?1-6
    • § 1:5.1 : Reasons for Filing Promptly1-6
    • § 1:5.2 : Reasons for Not Filing Promptly1-7
    • § 1:5.3 : Techniques for Speeding Up the Filing Process1-8
  • § 1:6 : Where to Prepare the Application1-10
  • § 1:7 : Conclusion1-10
Chapter 2: Parts of a Patent Application (Including Obtaining Expedited Examination); and Exhibits 2-1 to 2-28
  • § 2:1 : Introduction2-3
  • § 2:2 : Parts of a Patent Application2-3
    • § 2:2.1 : What Is Needed to Obtain a Filing Date2-3
    • § 2:2.2 : Papers Filed in a “Typical” Application2-4
  • § 2:3 : Formal Papers2-5
    • § 2:3.1 : Oath or Declaration2-5
    • § 2:3.2 : Power of Attorney2-7
    • § 2:3.3 : Assignment2-8
    • § 2:3.4 : Small Entity and Micro Entity Claims2-11
    • § 2:3.5 : Application Data Sheet2-15
    • § 2:3.6 : Nonpublication Request2-16
  • § 2:4 : Drawings2-17
  • § 2:5 : Specification2-18
    • § 2:5.1 : Title of the Invention2-20
    • § 2:5.2 : Cross-References to Related Applications2-20
    • § 2:5.3 : Statement As to Invention Rights Under Federally Sponsored Research2-21
    • § 2:5.4 : Miscellaneous Statements2-21
    • § 2:5.5 : Compact Disc References2-21
    • § 2:5.6 : Background2-22
    • § 2:5.7 : Summary2-22
    • § 2:5.8 : Description of the Drawings2-23
    • § 2:5.9 : Description2-23
    • § 2:5.10 : Claims2-24
    • § 2:5.11 : Abstract2-24
  • § 2:6 : Preliminary Amendments2-25
  • § 2:7 : Information Disclosure Statement2-26
  • § 2:8 : Claiming Foreign Priority2-27
  • § 2:9 : Petition to Make Special2-28
    • § 2:9.1 : Introduction2-28
    • § 2:9.2 : Grounds for Requesting a Petition to Make Special2-29
    • § 2:9.3 : Procedure2-33
    • § 2:9.4 : Potential Advantages of a Petition to Make Special2-36
    • § 2:9.5 : Potential Disadvantages of a Petition to Make Special2-37
  • § 2:10 : Missing Parts Pilot Program2-37
  • § 2:11 : First Action Interview Program2-39
  • § 2:12 : Filing the Application2-39
    • § 2:12.1 : Cover Sheet and Filing Fees2-39
    • § 2:12.2 : Postcard and Mailing2-42
    • § 2:12.3 : Checklist2-43
  • § 2:13 : S-Signatures2-43
  • Exhibit 2-1 : Declaration (37 C.F.R. § 1.63) for Utility or Design Application Using an Application Data Sheet (37 C.F.R. § 1.76)2EX-1
  • Exhibit 2-2 : Substitute Statement in Lieu of an Oath or Declaration for Utility or Design Patent Application (35 U.S.C. § 115(d) and 37 C.F.R. § 1.64)2EX-3
  • Exhibit 2-3 : Transmittal for Power of Attorney to One or More Registered Practitioners2EX-5
  • Exhibit 2-4 : Power of Attorney to Prosecute Applications Before the USPTO2EX-9
  • Exhibit 2-5 : Power of Attorney to One or More of the Joint Inventors and Change of Correspondence Address2EX-11
  • Exhibit 2-6 : Assignment2EX-13
  • Exhibit 2-7 : Combination Inventor’s Declaration and Assignment2EX-15
  • Exhibit 2-8 : Assignment of Application2EX-19
  • Exhibit 2-9 : Recordation Form Cover Sheet2EX-21
  • Exhibit 2-10 : Definition of Small Entity Status2EX-23
  • Exhibit 2-11 : Micro Entity Status2EX-25
  • Exhibit 2-12 : Verified Statement Claiming Small Entity Status—Independent Inventor2EX-27
  • Exhibit 2-13 : Verified Statement Claiming Small Entity Status—Small Business Concern2EX-29
  • Exhibit 2-14 : Verified Statement Claiming Small Entity Status—Nonprofit Organization2EX-31
  • Exhibit 2-15 : Sample Patent2EX-33
  • Exhibit 2-16 : Information Disclosure Statement by Applicant2EX-39
  • Exhibit 2-17 : Utility Patent Application Transmittal2EX-43
  • Exhibit 2-18 : Patent Application Fee Determination Record2EX-45
  • Exhibit 2-19 : Postcard2EX-47
  • Exhibit 2-20 : Express Mail Certificate2EX-49
  • Exhibit 2-21 : Application Data Sheet2EX-51
  • Exhibit 2-22 : Checklist for Filing Patent Applications2EX-59
  • Exhibit 2-23 : Certification and Request for Extended Missing Parts Pilot Program2EX-61
  • Exhibit 2-24 : Nonpublication Request Under 35 U.S.C. § 122(b)(2)(B)(i)2EX-63
  • Exhibit 2-25 : Rescission of Previous Nonpublication Request (35 U.S.C. § 122(b)(2)(B)(ii)) and, If Applicable, Notice of Foreign Filing (35 U.S.C. § 122(b)(2)(B)(iii))2EX-65
  • Exhibit 2-26 : Certification of Micro Entity Status (Gross Income Basis)2EX-67
  • Exhibit 2-27 : Certification of Micro Entity Status (Institution of Higher Education Basis)2EX-69
  • Exhibit 2-28 : Certificate of Mailing or Transmission Under 37 C.F.R. § 1.82EX-71
Chapter 3: Electronic Filing in the Patent Office; and Exhibit 3-1
  • § 3:1 : Introduction3-1
  • § 3:2 : Overview of Electronic Filing3-3
  • § 3:3 : Who Can Electronically File3-3
  • § 3:4 : What Can Be Electronically Filed3-3
  • § 3:5 : Hardware and Software Required3-3
  • § 3:6 : Obtaining a Digital Certificate3-4
  • § 3:7 : Preparing the Application for Electronic Filing3-5
  • § 3:8 : Preparing the Drawings for Electronic Filing3-7
  • § 3:9 : Preparing Additional Parts3-8
  • § 3:10 : Filing the Application3-8
  • § 3:11 : Using USPTO Fillable Forms3-10
  • § 3:12 : Preparing Electronic Information Disclosure Statements3-11
  • § 3:13 : Electronic Filing of Assignments3-11
  • § 3:14 : EFS Signatures3-11
  • § 3:15 : Useful Contact Information and Help Sources3-12
  • § 3:16 : Conclusion3-12
  • Exhibit 3-1 : Electronic Acknowledgment Receipt3EX-1
Chapter 4: Working with the Inventor; and Exhibits 4-1 to 4-2
  • § 4:1 : Introduction4-1
  • § 4:2 : Investigating Whether an Application Should Be Filed4-2
  • § 4:3 : Identifying the Inventor or Inventors4-3
  • § 4:4 : Preparing for the Initial Interview4-12
  • § 4:5 : Initial Interview4-12
    • § 4:5.1 : Let the Inventor Tell the Story4-12
    • § 4:5.2 : Obtain an Enabling Disclosure4-12
    • § 4:5.3 : Do Not Become an Inventor4-14
    • § 4:5.4 : Avoiding Inequitable Conduct4-14
  • § 4:6 : Sending the Draft Application to the Inventor4-15
  • § 4:7 : Getting the Application Executed4-15
  • Exhibit 4-1 : Checklist for Patent Protection Evaluation4EX-1
  • Exhibit 4-2 : Inventor Prior Art Information Disclosure4EX-4
Chapter 5: The Patentability Search; and Exhibits 5-1 to 5-5
  • § 5:1 : Introduction5-1
  • § 5:2 : What Is a Patentability Search?5-2
  • § 5:3 : Why Order a Patentability Search?5-3
    • § 5:3.1 : Economics5-3
    • § 5:3.2 : A Better Application Can Be Prepared5-3
    • § 5:3.3 : Commercial Reasons for Conducting a Patentability Search5-4
    • § 5:3.4 : Avoid Festo5-4
    • § 5:3.5 : Foreign Filing Decisions5-5
  • § 5:4 : Why Not to Order a Patentability Search5-5
  • § 5:5 : Procedure for Ordering a Patentability Search5-6
    • § 5:5.1 : Selecting the Searcher5-7
    • § 5:5.2 : Information to Include in the Search Request5-7
    • § 5:5.3 : Scope of the Search5-7
    • § 5:5.4 : Cost of the Search5-8
    • § 5:5.5 : Example of a Search Request Letter5-8
  • § 5:6 : Limitations of a Patentability Search5-9
  • § 5:7 : Reporting the Results of the Patentability Search5-9
  • Exhibit 5-1 : Letter Ordering Patentability Search5EX-1
  • Exhibit 5-2 : Notice to Clients Regarding Patentability Searches5EX-3
  • Exhibit 5-3 : Letter Reporting Patentability Study Results (Favorable)5EX-5
  • Exhibit 5-4 : Letter Reporting Patentability Study Results (Negative)5EX-9
  • Exhibit 5-5 : Letter Reporting Patentability Study Results (Neutral)5EX-13
Chapter 6: Drawings; and Exhibits 6-1 to 6-23
  • § 6:1 : Introduction6-2
    • § 6:1.1 : When Drawings Are Required6-3
    • § 6:1.2 : When to Order Drawings6-5
    • § 6:1.3 : Informal Versus Formal Drawings6-6
  • § 6:2 : Contents of the Drawings6-6
    • § 6:2.1 : What Should Be Included in the Drawings?6-6
    • § 6:2.2 : What Can Be Excluded from the Drawings?6-7
    • § 6:2.3 : Example of Drawings Showing Claimed Features6-8
  • § 6:3 : Drawing the Invention6-9
    • § 6:3.1 : Perspective Views6-11
    • § 6:3.2 : Front, Side, and Top Views6-11
    • § 6:3.3 : Sectional Views6-12
    • § 6:3.4 : Exploded Views6-13
    • § 6:3.5 : Graphs and Charts6-14
    • § 6:3.6 : Flowcharts and Schematics6-14
    • § 6:3.7 : Complex Chemical Structures6-14
    • § 6:3.8 : Illustrating the Use of the Invention6-15
  • § 6:4 : Formal Requirements6-15
    • § 6:4.1 : Paper Type, Size, and Margins6-16
    • § 6:4.2 : Drawing Ink and Erasure6-16
    • § 6:4.3 : Scale6-17
    • § 6:4.4 : Arrangement of Views6-17
    • § 6:4.5 : Lines, Letters, and Reference Numerals6-18
    • § 6:4.6 : Identification of Drawings6-19
  • § 6:5 : Illustrative Styles and Symbols6-19
    • § 6:5.1 : Types and Forms of Lines6-19
      • [A] : Object Line6-20
      • [B] : Cutting Plane Line6-20
      • [C] : Projection Line6-20
      • [D] : Hidden Line6-20
      • [E] : Lead Line6-21
      • [F] : Center Line6-21
    • § 6:5.2 : Shading6-21
    • § 6:5.3 : Hatching Patterns6-22
    • § 6:5.4 : Mechanical Components6-22
    • § 6:5.5 : Illustrative Symbols and Labeled Representations6-23
  • § 6:6 : Special Forms of Illustration6-24
    • § 6:6.1 : Black-and-White Photographs6-24
    • § 6:6.2 : Colored Drawings and Photographs6-25
    • § 6:6.3 : Computer Programming Lists6-25
  • § 6:7 : Mailing6-25
  • Exhibit 6-1 : Front Views of a Grill Cleaner6EX-1
  • Exhibit 6-2 : Device for Lifting and Inverting Cylindrical Containers6EX-3
  • Exhibit 6-3 : Partially Broken Away Front Perspective View6EX-5
  • Exhibit 6-4 : Three Partial Sectional Views6EX-7
  • Exhibit 6-5 : Exploded Views6EX-9
  • Exhibit 6-6 : Plot of Unreacted Carbon6EX-11
  • Exhibit 6-7 : Flowchart (Catalytic Production of Hydrogen from Low Heating Value Gases)6EX-13
  • Exhibit 6-8 : Flowchart (Decompiler for Industrial Controllers)6EX-15
  • Exhibit 6-9 : Schematic: Procedure for the Metered Addition of Copper Ions in Cheese Production6EX-17
  • Exhibit 6-10 : Schematic: Engine Spark Control Apparatus6EX-19
  • Exhibit 6-11 : Complex Chemical Structures6EX-21
  • Exhibit 6-12 : Use of an Invention6EX-23
  • Exhibit 6-13 : Types of Lines6EX-25
  • Exhibit 6-14 : Use of Lines6EX-27
  • Exhibit 6-15 : Circular Shading Lines6EX-29
  • Exhibit 6-16 : Oblique Shading Lines6EX-31
  • Exhibit 6-17 : Shading Lines for Inclined Surfaces Versus Flat Surfaces6EX-33
  • Exhibit 6-18 : Sanctioned Hatching Patterns6EX-35
  • Exhibit 6-19 : Threads—Conventional Methods6EX-37
  • Exhibit 6-20 : Gears6EX-39
  • Exhibit 6-21 : Worm Gear in Mesh6EX-41
  • Exhibit 6-22 : Symbols for Conventional Electrical and Mechanical Elements6EX-43
  • Exhibit 6-23 : Transmission Electron Micrograph of Fibrous Carbon Chain6EX-47
Chapter 7: Patentable Subject Matter
  • § 7:1 : Introduction7-2
  • § 7:2 : Legislative Exceptions7-3
  • § 7:3 : Judicial Exceptions: The General Approach7-3
  • § 7:4 : The “Abstract” Exception7-5
    • § 7:4.1 : What Is “Abstract”?7-5
      • [A] : Lack of Definition of “Abstract”7-5
      • [B] : Examples of Abstract Ideas7-7
      • [C] : Nonabstract Ideas7-10
    • § 7:4.2 : What Is “Significantly More”?7-10
    • § 7:4.3 : Bilski Machine-or-Transformation Test7-13
    • § 7:4.4 : Patent Office Guidelines7-15
      • [A] : Current Guidelines7-16
      • [B] : Prior Guidelines7-22
    • § 7:4.5 : Case Law Post-Bilski7-25
    • § 7:4.6 : Recommendations for Drafting Claims to Avoid Abstractness7-27
    • § 7:4.7 : Pre-Bilski and Pre-Alice Decisions7-30
    • § 7:4.8 : Pre-Bilski Approved Claims for Computer/Software Inventions7-32
      • [A] : Exclude Algorithms from the Claims7-32
      • [B] : Include Tangible Elements7-35
      • [C] : Transform Something Physical7-38
      • [D] : Include Post-Solution Activity7-41
      • [E] : Produce a Useful, Concrete, Tangible Result7-41
  • § 7:5 : Laws of Nature and Natural Phenomena7-43
    • § 7:5.1 : Introduction7-43
    • § 7:5.2 : Recent Supreme Court Cases7-44
    • § 7:5.3 : Federal Circuit Authority7-44
    • § 7:5.4 : Patent Office Guidelines7-46
    • § 7:5.5 : Recommendation for Drafting Claims Not Directed Merely to Laws of Nature and Naturally Occurring Substances7-49
Chapter 8: Preparing the Claims; and Exhibits 8-1 to 8-16
  • § 8:1 : Introduction8-4
    • § 8:1.1 : Purpose of the Claims8-4
    • § 8:1.2 : Basic Principles of Claim Drafting8-5
    • § 8:1.3 : Start with the Claims8-5
  • § 8:2 : Statutory Requirements for the Claims8-6
    • § 8:2.1 : 35 U.S.C. § 1128-7
    • § 8:2.2 : 35 U.S.C. §§ 102 and 1038-11
    • § 8:2.3 : 35 U.S.C. § 1018-16
      • [A] : Exclusions from Patentable Subject Matter8-18
  • § 8:3 : Claim Form and Language8-19
    • § 8:3.1 : Claims Are Placed After the Specification8-20
    • § 8:3.2 : Single Sentence8-20
    • § 8:3.3 : Preamble8-20
      • [A] : Purpose and Form of Preamble8-20
      • [B] : Does the Preamble Limit the Claim Scope?8-23
    • § 8:3.4 : Transitions: From Preamble to the Body and from Elements to Subelements8-27
      • [A] : “Comprising” and Equivalents8-27
      • [B] : “Consisting of”8-28
      • [C] : “Consisting Essentially of”8-29
      • [D] : “Composed of” and “Having”8-30
      • [E] : Nonuse of “Step of” in the Transition8-30
      • [F] : Examples of Use of Transitions8-31
    • § 8:3.5 : Body of Claim8-32
      • [A] : Defining the Elements8-33
        • [A][1] : Introducing the Elements8-33
        • [A][2] : Single Clause8-34
        • [A][3] : Structural Definitions8-35
        • [A][4] : Functional Definitions8-36
          • [A][4][a] : “Means for” (and Equivalents) and “Step for” Clauses8-37
          • [A][4][b] : Functional Language8-43
          • [A][4][c] : “Whereby” Clauses8-44
      • [B] : Order of the Elements8-45
      • [C] : Cooperation8-47
        • [C][1] : Structural Cooperation8-49
        • [C][2] : Functional Cooperation8-51
        • [C][3] : Order of Steps8-51
      • [D] : Claim Format8-52
      • [E] : Reference Numbers8-53
      • [F] : Method Steps8-53
      • [G] : Use of “First” and “Second”8-53
    • § 8:3.6 : Arranging and Numbering the Claims8-54
  • § 8:4 : Types of Claims8-55
    • § 8:4.1 : Dependent Claims8-56
      • [A] : Form of Dependent Claims8-56
      • [B] : Content of Dependent Claims8-57
      • [C] : Use of Dependent Claims8-58
    • § 8:4.2 : Multiple Dependent Claims8-59
    • § 8:4.3 : Jepson Claims8-60
    • § 8:4.4 : Markush Groups8-62
      • [A] : Form of Markush Claims8-62
      • [B] : Relationship Between the Alternatives8-63
      • [C] : Uses of Markush Claims8-64
      • [D] : Patent Office Guidelines8-65
      • [E] : Recommendations re Markush Claims8-66
    • § 8:4.5 : Product-by-Process Claims8-68
    • § 8:4.6 : New-Use Claims8-69
  • § 8:5 : Strategy of Claim Drafting8-70
    • § 8:5.1 : Obtaining Broad Coverage8-71
    • § 8:5.2 : Drafting the Picture Claim8-72
    • § 8:5.3 : Writing the Broadest Claim or Claims8-72
      • [A] : Defining the Novel and Nonobvious Element or Elements8-74
      • [B] : Avoid Unnecessary Limitations and Elements8-74
        • [B][1] : In the Preamble8-74
        • [B][2] : In the Transition8-75
        • [B][3] : In the Body8-75
      • [C] : Defining Elements by Their Function8-76
        • [C][1] : Using Means Clauses8-76
        • [C][2] : Using Functional Language8-80
      • [D] : Comparing the Broadest Claim Against the Prior Art8-81
      • [E] : Verifying Claim Structure with a Diagram8-82
    • § 8:5.4 : Include Different Statutory Classes of Claims8-82
    • § 8:5.5 : Converting Process Claims to Apparatus Claims8-85
    • § 8:5.6 : Adding Limitations to a Claim Without Narrowing the Claim8-86
    • § 8:5.7 : Claim the Environment of the Invention8-86
    • § 8:5.8 : Using Dependent Claims8-87
      • [A] : Strategic Use of Dependent Claims8-87
      • [B] : Strategic Use of Multiple Dependent Claims8-90
    • § 8:5.9 : Using Independent Claims of Intermediate Scope8-91
    • § 8:5.10 : Using Kit Claims8-92
    • § 8:5.11 : Claim What Is Sold8-93
    • § 8:5.12 : Controlling the Number of Claims8-93
    • § 8:5.13 : Use of “About” and Other Terms of Approximation8-95
    • § 8:5.14 : Use of Numerical Limitations8-96
      • [A] : Avoid Precise Numbers8-96
      • [B] : Use Functional Language in Lieu of Numerical Limits8-97
      • [C] : Numerical Limitations Can Require Criticality8-97
    • § 8:5.15 : Avoid the Doctrines of Patent Exhaustion and Implied License8-98
    • § 8:5.16 : Carefully Use “a,” “an,” and “One”8-98
    • § 8:5.17 : Avoid 35 U.S.C. § 287(c)8-100
    • § 8:5.18 : Beware of “Including”8-100
    • § 8:5.19 : Claim All Disclosed Embodiments8-100
    • § 8:5.20 : Include Ambiguous Claims8-101
    • § 8:5.21 : Claim to Avoid Festo8-103
    • § 8:5.22 : Do Not Include Theory in the Claims8-104
    • § 8:5.23 : Carefully Use Alternative Language8-104
    • § 8:5.24 : Use a Dictionary When Drafting Claims8-105
    • § 8:5.25 : Avoid Divided and Distributed Claims8-105
    • § 8:5.26 : Drafting Claims with Consideration of a Restriction Requirement8-107
    • § 8:5.27 : Carefully Use “and” and “or”8-109
    • § 8:5.28 : Heading Off Indefiniteness Defenses8-109
    • § 8:5.29 : Avoid CBM Review8-110
  • § 8:6 : Claim Deficiencies—What Not to Do8-110
    • § 8:6.1 : Use of Inconsistent Terminology8-110
    • § 8:6.2 : Wrong Verb Form8-110
    • § 8:6.3 : Lack of Antecedent Basis, Support, or Both8-111
      • [A] : Antecedent Basis in the Claim8-111
      • [B] : Antecedent Basis in the Specification8-112
      • [C] : Antecedent Basis in the Drawings8-113
    • § 8:6.4 : Indefiniteness8-113
      • [A] : Words of Degree and Relational Terms8-115
      • [B] : Indefinite References to Antecedent Elements8-117
      • [C] : Alternative Expressions8-118
    • § 8:6.5 : Deficient Functional Language8-119
      • [A] : Meaningless Means Clauses8-120
      • [B] : Overly Broad8-121
      • [C] : Nonexistent Novelty and Nonobviousness8-122
    • § 8:6.6 : Surplusage8-122
    • § 8:6.7 : Tainted Trademarks8-123
    • § 8:6.8 : Incomplete Claims8-124
    • § 8:6.9 : Negative Limitations8-124
    • § 8:6.10 : Nonexistent Operability8-126
    • § 8:6.11 : Overbroad Ranges8-126
    • § 8:6.12 : Avoid Having Claims with Priority Before and After March 16, 20138-126
  • § 8:7 : Improving Claim Quality8-127
  • Exhibit 8-1 : Broad Claim for Shaking Apparatus of Exhibits 8-11 and 8-138EX-1
  • Exhibit 8-2 : Broad Claim for Strand-Collecting Apparatus8EX-3
  • Exhibit 8-3 : Proper and Improper Cooperation Among Elements of a Claim8EX-5
  • Exhibit 8-4 : Dependent Claim Sequences8EX-7
  • Exhibit 8-5 : Improper Multiple Dependent Claim Sequence8EX-9
  • Exhibit 8-6 : Jepson Apparatus Claim8EX-11
  • Exhibit 8-7 : Jepson Method Claim8EX-13
  • Exhibit 8-8 : Jepson Composition-of-Matter Claim8EX-15
  • Exhibit 8-9 : Markush Claim8EX-17
  • Exhibit 8-10 : Product-by-Process Claim8EX-19
  • Exhibit 8-11 : Drawings of Shaking Apparatus8EX-21
  • Exhibit 8-12 : Picture Claim of Shaking Apparatus of Exhibits 8-11 and 8-138EX-23
  • Exhibit 8-13 : Schematic of Broad Claim of Exhibit 8-18EX-25
  • Exhibit 8-14 : Checklist of Possible Claim Deficiencies8EX-27
  • Exhibit 8-15 : Example of Poor Claim Drafting: Suction Cleaner8EX-29
  • Exhibit 8-16 : Example of Poor Claim Drafting: Steam and Dry Iron8EX-37
Chapter 9: Writing the Specification; and Exhibits 9-1 to 9-3
  • § 9:1 : Introduction: The Requirements of 35 U.S.C. § 112 and the Utility Requirement9-4
    • § 9:1.1 : 35 U.S.C. § 1129-4
    • § 9:1.2 : Utility9-5
  • § 9:2 : Satisfying the Description Requirement of § 1129-9
  • § 9:3 : Satisfying the Enablement Requirement of § 1129-17
    • § 9:3.1 : What Is the Enablement Requirement?9-17
    • § 9:3.2 : Guidelines for Satisfying the Enablement Requirement9-18
      • [A] : The Enablement Requirement Applies Only to Claimed Subject Matter9-18
      • [B] : The Specification Need Be Enabling Only to Someone Skilled in the Relevant Art9-19
      • [C] : The “Skill of the Art” Is Determined As of the Date of Filing9-21
      • [D] : The Specification Need Not Explain How or Why the Invention Works9-21
      • [E] : Undue Experimentation Must Not Be Required to Reproduce the Invention9-22
      • [F] : The Claimed Matter Must Not Be Unduly Broad in Relation to the Disclosure9-24
      • [G] : The Specification Must Teach How to Make and Use Each Member of a Markush Group9-26
      • [H] : Working and Prophetic Examples Can Be Used to Satisfy the Enablement Requirement9-27
      • [I] : The Enablement Requirement Does Not Extend to Technology That Arises After the Time of Filing9-27
      • [J] : How-To-Use Aspect of Enablement Requirement Requires Satisfaction of Utility Requirement9-28
      • [K] : The Most Optimized Configuration of the Invention Does Not Need to Be Enabled9-28
      • [L] : Testing in Animals Can Enable Use in Humans9-28
  • § 9:4 : Satisfying the “Best Mode” Requirement of § 1129-28
    • § 9:4.1 : What Is the “Best Mode” Requirement?9-28
    • § 9:4.2 : Guidelines for Satisfying the “Best Mode” Requirement9-30
      • [A] : The “Best Mode” Requirement Applies Only to Claimed Subject Matter and Unclaimed Elements Necessary for Operation of the Invention9-30
      • [B] : Only the Best Mode As of the Filing Date Need Be Disclosed9-32
      • [C] : The Best Mode Is Not Necessarily the Eventual Commercial Method9-32
      • [D] : The Specification Need Only Disclose What the Inventor Subjectively Believes to Be the Best Mode9-33
      • [E] : Violation of the “Best Mode” Standard Can Be Accidental9-33
      • [F] : The Best Mode Must Be Disclosed Even If the Applicant Did Not Invent It9-33
      • [G] : The Description of the Best Mode Has to Be Objectively Enabling9-34
      • [H] : The Use of Trademarks to Satisfy the Best Mode Requirement9-36
      • [I] : The Disclosure of the Best Mode Cannot Rely on Prior Art That Is Nonconventional or Not Widely Known9-36
      • [J] : The Best Mode Need Not Be Identified As Such, But It Should Not Be Hidden9-37
      • [K] : The Public Cannot Be Misled As to the Best Mode9-38
      • [L] : A Working Example Is an Effective Way to Disclose the Best Mode9-39
      • [M] : Trade Secrets and the Best Mode Are Incompatible9-39
      • [N] : The Best Mode Requirement Does Not Include Unclaimed Uses of the Invention9-40
  • § 9:5 : Writing the Specification9-41
    • § 9:5.1 : Introduction9-41
    • § 9:5.2 : Parts of the Application9-43
    • § 9:5.3 : Title9-44
    • § 9:5.4 : Identification of Inventors9-46
    • § 9:5.5 : Cross-References and Priority Claims9-46
      • [A] : Types of Applications9-49
    • § 9:5.6 : Government Rights9-50
    • § 9:5.7 : Reference to CDs9-50
    • § 9:5.8 : Background9-51
      • [A] : Heading9-51
      • [B] : What the Background Section Should Not Include9-51
      • [C] : What the Background Section Should Include9-53
    • § 9:5.9 : Summary Section9-55
      • [A] : Heading9-55
      • [B] : Opening9-56
      • [C] : Contents9-56
      • [D] : Closing9-58
    • § 9:5.10 : Drawings9-58
      • [A] : Transitional Clause9-59
      • [B] : Refer to “Version” of the Invention9-59
      • [C] : Use of Suffixes for Similar Drawings9-59
      • [D] : Cross-Reference the Drawings9-59
      • [E] : Refer to Different “Versions” of the Invention9-60
    • § 9:5.11 : Description9-60
      • [A] : Caption9-60
      • [B] : Purpose of the Description9-60
      • [C] : Outline of a Typical Description9-60
        • [C][1] : The Opening9-61
        • [C][2] : Definitions9-62
        • [C][3] : Overview9-64
        • [C][4] : Detailed Description of the Elements (Including Means-Plus-Function Elements)9-65
        • [C][5] : How the Invention Is Used9-70
        • [C][6] : Advantages of the Invention9-70
        • [C][7] : Specific Embodiments and Examples9-71
        • [C][8] : Alternatives and the Closing9-73
      • [D] : Use of Prior Art Patents9-75
      • [E] : Ranges and Preferences9-75
      • [F] : Use of Trademarks9-78
      • [G] : Incorporation by Reference9-79
      • [H] : Reference Numbers9-82
        • [H][1] : The Description Is Written As If No Reference Numbers Are Used9-82
        • [H][2] : The Reference Numbers Should Be Kept Sequential9-83
        • [H][3] : Numbers Higher Than Drawing Numbers Should Be Used9-83
        • [H][4] : Chart the Reference Numbers9-83
        • [H][5] : Skip the Reference Numbers9-83
        • [H][6] : Use the Reference Numbers Consistently9-84
        • [H][7] : Use Suffixes to Distinguish Similar Elements9-84
        • [H][8] : Use Series of Numbers for Clarity9-84
      • [I] : Antecedent9-84
      • [J] : Use of Spatial Directions9-84
      • [K] : Avoid Absolutes9-85
      • [L] : Use Present Tense9-85
      • [M] : Avoid “etc.” and Carefully Use “i.e.”9-86
      • [N] : Copyright or Mask Work Notice9-86
      • [O] : Line Numbers and Docket Numbers9-86
      • [P] : Tabular Data9-87
      • [Q] : Use of “Optional,” “Preferable,” and Other Equivocal Terms9-87
      • [R] : Use of “Present Invention” and “Object of Invention”9-88
      • [S] : Support for Negative Limitations9-88
      • [T] : Improving Patent Quality9-89
    • § 9:5.12 : Abstract9-89
  • § 9:6 : Strategic Writing of the Specification for Broad Claim Interpretation9-91
  • Exhibit 9-1 : Terminology9-92
  • Exhibit 9-2 : Chart of Numbered Elements (Partial)9EX-11
  • Exhibit 9-3 : Tree Diagram of Numbered Elements9EX-13
Chapter 10: Information Disclosure Statement; and Exhibit 10-1
  • § 10:1 : Introduction10-1
  • § 10:2 : What Information Must Be Disclosed10-3
    • § 10:2.1 : The Current Materiality Standard10-3
    • § 10:2.2 : The Pre-1992 Standard10-4
    • § 10:2.3 : The Current Patent Office Standard10-4
    • § 10:2.4 : Ethical Considerations10-5
    • § 10:2.5 : Recommendations10-5
      • [A] : Checklist of Material Information10-8
  • § 10:3 : When Should the Information Disclosure Statement Be Filed?10-11
  • § 10:4 : Content of Information Disclosure Statement10-13
  • § 10:5 : Submission of Listed Documents10-16
  • § 10:6 : Electronic Filing of an Information Disclosure Statement10-17
  • § 10:7 : Example10-17
  • Exhibit 10-1 : Sample Information Disclosure Statement10EX-1
Chapter 11: Design Patent Applications; and Exhibits 11-1 to 11-10
  • § 11:1 : Patentable Subject Matter11-2
    • § 11:1.1 : Patentable Designs11-2
    • § 11:1.2 : The Ornamentality Requirement11-4
    • § 11:1.3 : “Concealed During Normal Use” Limitation11-6
    • § 11:1.4 : Description Requirement11-7
    • § 11:1.5 : Anticipation Test for Design Patents11-7
    • § 11:1.6 : Obviousness Test for Design Patents11-8
    • § 11:1.7 : Infringement Test for Design Patents11-8
    • § 11:1.8 : Relationship Between Design Patents, Copyright, and Trademark11-9
      • [A] : Overlap of Design Patent and Copyright11-9
      • [B] : Overlap of Design Patent and Trademark11-9
  • § 11:2 : Parts of the Application11-9
    • § 11:2.1 : Specification11-10
      • [A] : Preamble and Title11-10
      • [B] : Description11-12
      • [C] : Claim11-13
  • § 11:3 : Drawings11-14
    • § 11:3.1 : Unitary Design Concept11-14
    • § 11:3.2 : Requirements for Adequate Drawings11-15
    • § 11:3.3 : Drawing the Invention11-17
    • § 11:3.4 : Formal Requirements11-18
    • § 11:3.5 : Illustrative Styles and Symbols11-19
  • § 11:4 : Information Disclosure Statement11-20
    • § 11:4.1 : Novelty11-21
    • § 11:4.2 : Nonobviousness11-21
    • § 11:4.3 : Scope of Prior Art11-21
  • § 11:5 : Expedited Examination11-22
  • Exhibit 11-1 : Design Patent Application Transmittal11EX-1
  • Exhibit 11-2 : Assignment for Design Patent11EX-3
  • Exhibit 11-3 : Photograph Display Design Patent11EX-5
  • Exhibit 11-4 : Decorative Glass Panel Design Patent11EX-9
  • Exhibit 11-5 : Dial Top-Housing for Telephone Headset or Similar Article Design Patent11EX-11
  • Exhibit 11-6 : Handle for an Article of Flatware Design Patent11EX-15
  • Exhibit 11-7 : Font of Type Design Patent11EX-17
  • Exhibit 11-8 : Automobile Design Patent11EX-19
  • Exhibit 11-9 : Scarf Design Patent11EX-23
  • Exhibit 11-10 : Request for Expedited Examination of a Design Application (37 C.F.R. § 1.155)11EX-25
Chapter 12: Provisional Patent Applications; and Exhibits 12-1 to 12-3
  • § 12:1 : Introduction12-1
    • § 12:1.1 : The Nature of Provisional Applications12-1
    • § 12:1.2 : Conversion of Regular Applications12-5
    • § 12:1.3 : Secrecy12-5
    • § 12:1.4 : Inventorship12-6
    • § 12:1.5 : Section 102(e) Date of Provisional Application12-7
    • § 12:1.6 : Extended Missing Parts Program12-7
  • § 12:2 : Requirements for a Provisional Application12-8
  • § 12:3 : Advantages and Disadvantages of Filing a Provisional Application12-11
  • § 12:4 : The Claim(s)12-15
  • § 12:5 : Marking12-16
  • § 12:6 : Author’s Recommendations12-17
  • Exhibit 12-1 : Potential Disadvantages of Initially Filing a Provisional Patent Application12EX-1
  • Exhibit 12-2 : Notice Regarding Conversion to Provisional Patent Application12EX-3
  • Exhibit 12-3 : Provisional Application for Patent Cover Sheet12EX-5
Chapter 13: Plant Patent Applications; and Exhibits 13-1 to 13-7
  • § 13:1 : Introduction13-1
  • § 13:2 : Patentable Subject Matter13-2
    • § 13:2.1 : Types of Patentable Plants13-2
    • § 13:2.2 : Asexual Reproduction13-3
    • § 13:2.3 : Distinctiveness13-4
  • § 13:3 : Novelty13-5
  • § 13:4 : Inventorship13-5
  • § 13:5 : Parts of the Application13-6
    • § 13:5.1 : Oath or Declaration13-6
    • § 13:5.2 : Title and Variety Name13-7
    • § 13:5.3 : Specification13-7
    • § 13:5.4 : Claim13-9
    • § 13:5.5 : Drawings13-10
    • § 13:5.6 : Specimens13-10
  • Exhibit 13-1 : Plant Patent Application Transmittal13EX-1
  • Exhibit 13-2 : Assignment for Plant Patent13EX-3
  • Exhibit 13-3 : Plant Patent Application (35 U.S.C. § 161) Declaration (37 C.F.R. § 1.63)13EX-5
  • Exhibit 13-4 : Plant Patent for Sprague Peach Bush13EX-7
  • Exhibit 13-5 : Plant Patent for Rose Plant Jaccart13EX-13
  • Exhibit 13-6 : Plant Patent for Cherry Tree (Aaron Gee)13EX-17
  • Exhibit 13-7 : Plant Patent for Chrysanthemum Plant Named Cartago13EX-21
Chapter 14: Electrical Patent Applications; and Exhibits 14-1 to 14-10
  • § 14:1 : Introduction14-1
    • § 14:1.1 : Scope of Patent Protection14-2
    • § 14:1.2 : Other Forms of Protection14-2
  • § 14:2 : Claims14-3
    • § 14:2.1 : Principles of Claims for Electrical Inventions14-3
      • [A] : Use of Functional Language14-3
      • [B] : Signal Claims14-6
      • [C] : Other Considerations14-6
    • § 14:2.2 : Practice14-7
  • § 14:3 : Drawings14-9
    • § 14:3.1 : Content of the Drawings14-9
    • § 14:3.2 : Format of the Drawings14-11
  • § 14:4 : Description14-12
    • § 14:4.1 : Content—Full Disclosure of Equivalents14-12
    • § 14:4.2 : Style14-15
  • Exhibit 14-1 : Figure with Legends Added14EX-1
  • Exhibit 14-2 : Timing Diagram14EX-3
  • Exhibit 14-3 : Block Diagram of Ground Fault Detector Circuit14EX-5
  • Exhibit 14-4 : Details of Ground Fault Detector Circuit14EX-7
  • Exhibit 14-5 : Schematic Block Diagram of a Control System14EX-9
  • Exhibit 14-6 : Simple Analog Closed Loop Position Control System14EX-11
  • Exhibit 14-7 : Selected Logic Symbols for Members of a Series of Integrated Circuits14EX-13
  • Exhibit 14-8 : Table of Component Types and Common Industrial Designations14EX-15
  • Exhibit 14-9 : Operational Amplifier Circuit14EX-17
  • Exhibit 14-10 : Operational Amplifier Block14EX-19
Chapter 15: Patent Applications for Software and Methods of Doing Business; and Exhibits 15-1 to 15-4
  • § 15:1 : Introduction15-2
    • § 15:1.1 : Background and General Recommendations15-2
    • § 15:1.2 : Alternative Forms of Protection15-4
    • § 15:1.3 : Advantages of Utility Patents15-5
    • § 15:1.4 : Definitions15-5
  • § 15:2 : Patentable Subject Matter15-6
  • § 15:3 : Obviousness15-6
  • § 15:4 : Claims15-6
    • § 15:4.1 : Identifying the Prior Art15-7
    • § 15:4.2 : Types of Claims15-7
      • [A] : Apparatus Claims15-7
      • [B] : Method Claims15-11
      • [C] : Software Product Claims15-14
      • [D] : Signal Claims15-14
      • [E] : Beauregard Claims15-15
    • § 15:4.3 : Claim Drafting Considerations15-16
      • [A] : Draft the Claims to Catch Infringers15-16
      • [B] : Drafting Claims for a High Royalty Base15-18
      • [C] : Drafting Claims Directed to Statutory Subject Matter15-18
        • [C][1] : Exclude Algorithms from the Claims15-19
        • [C][2] : Include Tangible Elements15-22
        • [C][3] : Transform Something Physical15-25
        • [C][4] : Post-Solution Activity15-28
        • [C][5] : Produce a Useful, Concrete, Tangible Result15-28
  • § 15:5 : Disclosure15-29
    • § 15:5.1 : The Disclosure Must Satisfy 35 U.S.C. § 11215-29
    • § 15:5.2 : Sequence for the Description15-34
      • [A] : Computer System Context15-34
      • [B] : Major Component Overview15-35
      • [C] : Major Component Details15-35
      • [D] : Examples of Operation15-37
    • § 15:5.3 : Standard Terminology15-38
  • § 15:6 : Drawings and Computer Program Listings15-38
    • § 15:6.1 : Drawings15-39
    • § 15:6.2 : Computer Program Listings15-40
  • Exhibit 15-1 : Inference Engine, U.S. Patent No. 4,890,24015EX-1
  • Exhibit 15-2 : Set of Data Structures, U.S. Patent No. 4,890,24015EX-3
  • Exhibit 15-3 : Called Routine, U.S. Patent No. 4,890,24015EX-5
  • Exhibit 15-4 : Flow Diagram of the Overall Invention, U.S. Patent No. 4,890,24015EX-7
Chapter 16: Patent Applications for the Chemical Invention; and Exhibit 16-1
  • § 16:1 : Introduction16-2
  • § 16:2 : Obviousness16-2
  • § 16:3 : The Specification16-4
    • § 16:3.1 : The Written Description Requirement16-5
      • [A] : Paraphrase the Main Claim16-5
      • [B] : Describe Species and Subgenuses16-6
    • § 16:3.2 : The Enablement Requirement16-7
      • [A] : How to Make16-7
        • [A][1] : Starting Materials16-7
        • [A][2] : Reaction Conditions16-8
        • [A][3] : Working Examples16-8
      • [B] : Checklist for Enablement16-10
      • [C] : How to Use and Utility16-10
    • § 16:3.3 : The “Best Mode” Requirement16-11
    • § 16:3.1 : Indefiniteness in the Claims16-13
  • § 16:4 : Claiming the Chemical Invention16-13
    • § 16:4.1 : What to Claim16-13
    • § 16:4.2 : Markush Practice16-15
    • § 16:4.3 : Product-by-Process Claims16-16
    • § 16:4.4 : Use of Functional Expressions16-17
    • § 16:4.5 : Operability16-17
    • § 16:4.6 : Use of Broad Claim Language16-18
  • § 16:5 : Other Considerations16-19
  • Exhibit 16-1 : Checklist for Enablement in Chemical Applications16EX-1
Chapter 17: Biotechnology Patent Applications
  • § 17:1 : Introduction17-2
    • § 17:1.1 : Scope of This Chapter17-2
    • § 17:1.2 : What Is Biotechnology?17-2
    • § 17:1.3 : Alternative Forms of Protection17-3
    • § 17:1.4 : Does a Patent Application Make Economic Sense?17-4
  • § 17:2 : Identifying the Invention17-5
  • § 17:3 : Patentability of Biotechnology Inventions17-8
    • § 17:3.1 : Patentable Subject Matter17-9
    • § 17:3.2 : Utility17-9
      • [A] : General Principles17-9
      • [B] : Utility Problems for Biotechnology Inventions17-10
    • § 17:3.3 : Novelty17-14
    • § 17:3.4 : Obviousness17-15
  • § 17:4 : Satisfying the Requirements of 35 U.S.C. § 11217-19
    • § 17:4.1 : The Requirements of 35 U.S.C. § 11217-19
    • § 17:4.2 : Written Description17-20
    • § 17:4.3 : Enablement17-25
    • § 17:4.4 : Best Mode17-29
    • § 17:4.5 : Deposits17-30
    • § 17:4.6 : Presentation of Nucleotide or Amino Acid Sequence Data or Both17-32
  • § 17:5 : Claims17-35
    • § 17:5.1 : Claim-Breadth Problems17-35
    • § 17:5.2 : Restriction Requirements17-37
    • § 17:5.3 : Claim Format17-37
    • § 17:5.4 : Claim Definiteness17-39
    • § 17:5.5 : Use of Method Claims17-39
    • § 17:5.6 : Exemplary Biotechnology Claims17-40
    • § 17:5.7 : Claim Strategies for Biotechnology Inventions17-47
      • [A] : Nucleic Acids17-47
      • [B] : Promoter Sequences17-49
      • [C] : Vectors and Transfected Cells17-50
      • [D] : Expressed Sequence Tags (ESTs)17-50
      • [E] : Antisense Nucleic Acids17-50
      • [F] : Transgenic Animals17-52
      • [G] : Genetic Therapy17-53
      • [H] : Polypeptides17-54
      • [I] : Vaccines17-56
      • [J] : Antibodies and Hybridomas17-56
      • [K] : DNA Chips (Microarrays) and Their Use17-58
      • [L] : Combinatorial Libraries17-58
      • [M] : Assays for Biological Compounds17-59
      • [N] : New Uses of Known Biological Molecules17-61
      • [O] : Metabolites17-62
      • [P] : Drugs17-63
Chapter 18: Preparing Foreign Patent Applications Based on a U.S. Application; and Exhibits 18-1 to 18-4
  • § 18:1 : Introduction18-3
    • § 18:1.1 : Scope of This Chapter18-3
    • § 18:1.2 : The Cost/Benefit Ratio of Foreign Filing18-3
    • § 18:1.3 : Should the U.S. Specification Be Revised for Foreign Filing?18-4
  • § 18:2 : The Basic Framework of Foreign Filing for Utility Applications18-4
    • § 18:2.1 : Claiming Priority18-4
    • § 18:2.2 : National, Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) and European Patent Convention (EPC) Filing Procedures18-5
      • [A] : Choosing Between Different Filings18-5
      • [B] : The European Patent Convention (EPC)18-6
      • [C] : Other Regional Treaties18-7
      • [D] : The Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)18-7
      • [E] : Delayed Examination18-8
      • [F] : Duty of Disclosure18-9
      • [G] : Applicants18-9
      • [H] : Foreign Associates18-9
      • [I] : Translations18-10
      • [J] : Assignments18-10
  • § 18:3 : Revising the U.S. Application18-10
    • § 18:3.1 : General Considerations18-10
      • [A] : Brevity18-10
      • [B] : Clarity and Consistency, Especially with a View to Translation18-11
      • [C] : Foreign Filing License18-11
    • § 18:3.2 : Revising the Claims18-12
      • [A] : Reducing the Number of Claims18-12
      • [B] : Revising the Independent Claims18-12
        • [B][1] : Has the Invention Changed Since the U.S. Filing?18-12
        • [B][2] : Is the Same Prior Art Available Against the Foreign Applications As Against the U.S. Application?18-13
        • [B][3] : Does the U.S. Application Contain Independent Claims That Depend Upon Different Features for Novelty?18-14
        • [B][4] : Definitions in Independent Claims by Reference to Earlier Claims18-14
        • [B][5] : Can Further Independent Claims Be Added?18-14
        • [B][6] : Who Will Infringe the Claims, and How Will Infringement Be Proved?18-14
        • [B][7] : Construction of Claims18-15
        • [B][8] : Should the Claims Include Reference Numerals?18-15
        • [B][9] : How Many Independent Claims?18-15
        • [B][10] : Characterizing and Pre-Characterizing Clauses18-15
        • [B][11] : Issues of the 35 U.S.C. § 101 Type18-16
        • [B][12] : Special Claim Formats18-16
      • [C] : Drafting the Dependent Claims18-17
        • [C][1] : Does the Foreign Specification Include New Subject Matter or Claim Two U.S. Priorities?18-17
        • [C][2] : How Many Dependent Claims?18-17
    • § 18:3.3 : Drafting the Description, Drawings and Abstract18-18
      • [A] : Reference to the Prior Art18-18
      • [B] : Summary of the Invention18-18
      • [C] : Detailed Description of the Invention18-19
        • [C][1] : Basis for Features That May Be Needed to Limit the Claims18-19
        • [C][2] : Disclosure of Best Mode18-19
        • [C][3] : Adequacy of the Disclosure of the Invention18-20
        • [C][4] : Incorporation by Reference18-20
        • [C][5] : Non-Metric (Non-SI) Units18-21
        • [C][6] : Should the Description Include Headings?18-21
        • [C][7] : Drafting a PCT Application Which Is to Become a CIP Application in the United States18-21
      • [D] : Drawings18-21
      • [E] : Abstract18-22
    • § 18:3.4 : Different Specifications for Different Foreign Countries18-22
  • § 18:4 : Design Applications18-22
  • § 18:5 : Innovation Patents18-23
  • § 18:6 : Conclusion18-23
  • Exhibit 18-1 : Factors to Be Considered When Filing Foreign Patent Applications Based on a U.S. Application18EX-1
  • Exhibit 18-2 : Model Assignment for Use When a PCT Application Containing Added Subject Matter Has Been Filed18EX-3
  • Exhibit 18-3 : Checklist for E-Filing of PCT Patent Applications18EX-5
  • Exhibit 18-4 : Countries Having Utility Model Patents18EX-7
Chapter 19: Reissue Patent Applications; and Exhibits 19-1 to 19-3
  • § 19:1 : Procedure for Correcting an Issued Patent19-1
  • § 19:2 : Introduction to Reissue Patents19-2
    • § 19:2.1 : What Can Be Accomplished with a Reissue Patent19-3
    • § 19:2.2 : What Cannot Be Accomplished with a Reissue Application19-4
    • § 19:2.3 : Intervening Rights19-5
  • § 19:3 : Procedural Aspects of the Reissue Application19-5
    • § 19:3.1 : Diligence19-5
    • § 19:3.2 : Who Can Apply19-6
  • § 19:4 : Contents of the Reissue Application19-6
    • § 19:4.1 : Overview of the Contents19-6
    • § 19:4.2 : Revised Specification and Drawings19-6
    • § 19:4.3 : Reissue Claims19-7
    • § 19:4.4 : Reissue Oath19-8
    • § 19:4.5 : Claim for Priority19-9
    • § 19:4.6 : Petition to Make Special19-9
    • § 19:4.7 : Information Disclosure Statement19-9
    • § 19:4.8 : Other Papers19-9
  • § 19:5 : Tactical Considerations19-10
  • Exhibit 19-1 : Reissue Application Declaration19EX-1
  • Exhibit 19-2 : Contingent Request for Transfer of Drawings to Reissue File19EX-3
  • Exhibit 19-3 : Consent for Reissue19EX-5
Appendix A: Selected Provisions of Title 35 United States Code: Patents
Appendix B: Selected Provisions of Title 37 Code of Federal Regulations: Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights
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