November 30, 2021

Analyzing 35 U.S.C. § 112 Requirements, Guidelines & Tips

The IPLAC Patent Agents Committee extends much gratitude to Paul Stephens and Stephanie Vavra for presenting “35 U.S.C. § 112 – Updates, Reminders, and Practice Tips.” Their presentation included topics such as a review of 35 U.S.C. § 112, with reminders of both the pre- and post-AIA language, and practice tips in relation to best mode disclosure, real and prophetic examples, and enablement in the written description. The speakers shared their experiences around what difficulties have arisen in prosecution in these areas, and provided suggestions of what not to do in order to avoid these deep pitfalls. Subject matters covered ranged from biotech to software practice. Thank you to all who took the time to attend.