“Adapted to” Survives Means-Plus-Function Presumption

During prosecution, “adapted to” claim language can often pose problems.  See, for example, MPEP §2114.04 which indicates that such language may be questionable as to...

Positive Times for Negative Limitations: Part 2

Just this month, the Federal Circuit again took up the issue of a negative claim limitation.  But, this time, it was from a different perspective,...

Positive Times for Negative Limitations

Recently, the Federal Circuit determined that a negative claim limitation, excluding a certain type of dosing in a method of treatment, satisfied the written description...


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