Patent Clutter

Author:Janet Freilich
Position:Associate Professor, Fordham Law School
Pages:925-983
SUMMARY

Patent claims are supposed to clearly and succinctly describe the patented invention, and only the patented invention. This Article hypothesizes that a substantial amount of language in patent claims is in fact not about the core invention, which may contribute to well-documented problems with patent claims. I analyze the claims of 40,000 patents and applications, and document the proliferation... (see full summary)


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