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Are Patent Disclosure and Definiteness Technology Specific?

by John R. Allison, Lisa Larrimore Ouelettevia IP2 Working Paper Series
Friday, January 23, 2015

IP² Working Paper No. 15007 - Although the Patent Act is designed to be uniform across technologies, the conventional wisdom among close watchers of the patent system is that courts have reached very different outcomes when applying the disclosure (enablement and written description) and claim definiteness requirements to different technologies and industries.

Understanding the Realities of Modern Patent Litigation

by John R. Allison, Mark A. Lemley, David L. Schwartzvia IP2 Working Paper Series
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

IP² Working Paper No. 14008 - Sixteen years ago, two of us published the first detailed empirical look at patent litigation. That study provided a wealth of valuable information about patent validity litigation, including the discovery that nearly half of all patents litigated to judgment were held invalid.