Mealey's IP/Tech - Supreme Court Defines Standard For Holding A Patent Indefinite

Mealey's IP/Tech - Supreme Court Defines Standard For Holding A Patent Indefinite

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Vacating an April 2013 ruling by the Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, the U.S. Supreme Court held June 2 that "a patent is invalid for indefiniteness if its claims, read in light of the patent's specification and prosecution history, fail to inform, with reasonable certainty, those skilled in the art about the scope of the invention" (Nautilus Inc. v. Biosig Instruments Inc., No. 13-369, U.S. Sup.).

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