Litigating Written Description: Understanding the Landscape, Navigating the Pitfalls, and Taking Advantage of the Opportunities


The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office requires that patent specifications include a written description of the technology that is sought to be patented. Not just a concern for patent prosecution, the written description requirement also impacts litigation strategy. On Wednesday, May 10, please join Principals Martina Hufnal and Chad Shear for a discussion of the written description requirement's application at the Federal Circuit and in U.S. District Courts. Our hosts will cover the following topics:

  • Exploring the written description requirement in leading Federal Circuit cases in the life sciences
  • Application of the written description defense in formulation claims in recent years
  • Trends in the importance of written description as a defense in litigation
  • Practice tips for asserting and defending against written description challenges

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