Use of Post-Filing Data to Support Patentability
The use of post-filing data to support patentability can be a mechanism to alleviate time pressures related to first-to-file patent regimes. However, the admissibility of such data is dependent on the filing jurisdiction and can be treated very differently depending on its use. The September issue of the Global Patent Prosecution Newsletter examines the role of post-filing evidence in the US, Europe, China, and Japan with respect to sufficiency of disclosure and inventiveness.
In this issue: