Journal Article

Generic software patent claim invalidated for lack of adequate written description

D. Richard Anderson

in Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice

Volume 1, issue 7, pages 435-437
Published in print June 2006 | ISSN: 1747-1532
Published online May 2006 | e-ISSN: 1747-1540 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jiplp/jpl063
Generic software patent claim invalidated for lack of adequate written description

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In a patent infringement action involving claims to a software-implemented image compression algorithm, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has invoked the 'written description' requirement of the US Patent Code (35 USC section 112(1)) to invalidate a generic claim, concluding that the single disclosed embodiment does not support such a broad claim.

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Subjects: Arbitration ; Intellectual Property Law

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