Insights: Publications Fed. Circ. Patent Indefiniteness Ruling Bears Drafting Lessons


Written by Stephen J. E. Dew
Patent drafters are rightfully weary of preparing a patent specification that will be construed as limiting years later during litigation. Therefore, drafters typically write in a nonlimiting way, for example, liberally using multiple embodiments, using nonlimiting examples, and employing words such as "can" and "may."

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