Court revives patent case – Descriptive terms weren’t “indefinite” after all
Abstract: Coming up with a new and useful invention is only part of the battle when it comes to obtaining a patent. Patent applicants also need to choose their words carefully when drafting the application. This article looks at a recent ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit that highlights one of the most important considerations: what a patent’s words communicate to skilled artisans in the relevant field. Niazi Licensing Corp. v. St. Jude Medical S.C., Inc., No. 21-1864 (Fed. Cir. April 11, 2022).