Director Eldora L. Ellison, Ph.D., will speak on "The Evolution of the Written Description and Enablement Requirements" panel during the 2022 IPO Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, CA. The panel will occur on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at 2:30 p.m. PT and is organized by the US Patent Law Committee.
As technologies develop, has the scope of technology patents changed? In the past, technology patent claims were granted broad scope. More recently, the Federal Circuit has used the written description and enablement requirements to narrow the scope of technology patents across multiple fields. Panelists will discuss the evolution of the Federal Circuit’s application of the written description and enablement requirements and look to the future of how written description and enablement may be used to limit claim scope in ways unforeseen to the patent drafter.