Patent Specification Drafting, in Fundamentals of Patent Prosecution 2006: A Boot Camp for Claim Drafting & Amendment Writing

Practising Law Institute
August 2006

This paper, written by partner Frank A. DeLucia, summarizes the various legal requirements for the drafting of a patent application specification, including the patent laws, patent rules, and U.S. Patent and Trademark Office practice. The paper covers both the formal requirements, such as the arrangement and headings of the sections of the specification, and the substantive requirements for the patent specification, such as written description, enablement, best mode, and utility.

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