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US Patent Indefiniteness – what does it mean?

In the US, the claims of a patent application are required to be clear and precise, a.k.a. ‘definite’.  In this article, we discuss recent US court cases which indicate that the barrier to a finding of claim indefiniteness has been lowered.  We also explain how careful patent drafting could reduce the risk of such an objection being raised during prosecution or post-grant

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Update on the Unified Patent Court (UPC)

Portugal has now confirmed its ratification of the UPC Agreement in both its own parliament and at the Council of The European Union. Completion of both these formalities mean that the Portuguese ratification is official.

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USPTO Update on Subject Matter Eligibility

On 30th July 2015, the USPTO published an Update on Subject Matter Eligibility, which updates the 2014 Interim Guidance on Subject Matter Eligibility (2014 IEG) published on 16th December 2014. TLIP looks at how it may affect patent prosecution for applicants seeking US patent protection.

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