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October 15, 2008 (Vol. 28, No. 18)

Patent Update: Redefining Written Descriptions for Patents

Biotech Inventions Must Now Face New Standards and Detailed Requirements

  • In March 2008, the U.S. PTO issued newly revised written description guidelines for use in the examination of primarily biotechnology patent applications to ensure that they comply with the requirements of 35 U.S.C. § 112. The written description requirement ensures a quid pro quo in which the public is ...

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