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Enablement, or sufficiency of disclosure, is the requirement that a patent allows a person skilled in the art to reproduce the claimed invention.

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How was this patent/claim granted with such little implementation detail?

https://patents.google.com/patent/US7739231B2/en?oq=US-11960557-B2 US7739231B2 Let's look at the first claim: A computer-based people matching method comprising: determining the expected level of ...
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Patent Enablement - how do you balance retention of secrets and teaching make and use

Disclaimer: I'm a math-nerd, not a lawyer, so I'm going to get everything here wrong, I'm sure. Background: USPTO, in supporting its purpose in encouraging innovation, says patents require "...
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Can a patent be invalidated when the inventors later publicly doubt operability and the reliability of reported results?

In a concrete example, the patent application describes a particular method and, as part of the enabling disclosure, reports certain detector readings as confirmation of the expected outcome i.e. ...
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Sufficiency of disclosure (enablement, written desc) for genus claims?

It is generally stated in that one must both show ownership of and give the public the invention in order to get the monopoly rights of a claim (e.g. 112 in US, Art. 83 EPO). However, for purposes of ...
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Risks of "kitchen sink" disclosures?

It is common practice when writing specifications to disclose a broad range of possible embodiments "just to be safe", and without much thought to how such embodiments might be realized in ...
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Does non-enabled use constitute infringement?

Consider a patent with broad specification and claims. Would it be considered infringement if one then practices the invention in a way that was not PHOSITA-enabled by the spec/claims at the ...
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Prototype requirement and patent enablement wrt written description requirements

In reference to the patent: WO1997013970A1 Is this patent still active/ enforceable? I think this design is too similar to a detroit diesel 71 series uniflow engine. There are at least two other ...
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Patentability vs enablement

The patentability requirements are mostly novel, non obvious, and useful, which doesn't say enablement, i.e. anything that novel, non obvious, and useful can be patented. But to get the patent it ...
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"Undue experimentation" - why isn't the patent office more demanding to minimise it (e.g. provide parts list)?

The majority of the patents I've looked at read to me as outlines of research projects rather than detailed descriptions of how to make something. (I am a person of ordinary skill in the art; I have a ...
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Does this analyzer server meet the "full, clear, concise" terms of 35 USC 112?

Could you explain me how the 35 USC 112 rule is satisfied by the patent US5946647: The specification shall contain a written description of the invention, and of the manner and process of making ...
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