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Patents Post-Grant: Post Grant Petitions to More Closely Scrutinize Means Plus Function Claims

MPF Claim Interpretation Required to Initiate New AIA Proceedings In past posts I have pointed out that in analyzing requests for patent reexamination, Examiner's are trained to apply a Broadest Reasonable Interpretation (BRI) to patented claims. Unfortunately, over emphasis upon this standard...

Patents Post-Grant: USPTO to Require Means Plus Function Claims for Software Related Patents?

Functional Claim Drafting Practices Considered by USPTO Despite public misconceptions to the contrary, software is not patentable. Of course, aspects of software, or "software related" patents exist in which an otherwise statutory apparatus or product is claimed that includes computer implemented...