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Section 112, Paragraph 6 – Means Claim and Litigation to Specific Algorithm

April 1, 2002 by in General

Published in the Pace University Law Review, Todd Oberdick describes inconsistencies caused by attempting to apply traditional claim construction doctrines to the claims of computer and business method patents. He points out how clear it is that the two paragraphs are becoming increasingly important in patent litigations, and care must be taken during the patent drafting stage to ensure that the patent is not at issue in the next Federal Circuit landmark decision.