Patents for Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, and Biotechnology: Fundamentals of Global Law, Practice, and Strategy

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DRAFTING THE PATENT SPECIFICATION

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James Joyce: Finnegan's Wake

Drafting the Scope288
The Structure of the Patent Specification289
Priority and Foreign Filing Texts291
Background of the Invention and Prior Art292
EPO: Problem and Solution292
USA: Danger of Estoppel293
Selection Inventions293
Addition of Reference to Prior Art293
Object of the Invention294
US Sufficiency Requirements294
Description294
How to Make295
How to Use296
Best Mode296
Sufficiency Requirements in the United Kingdom and the EPO297
Sufficiency Requirements in other Countries299
Special Requirements for Biotech Inventions300
Microbiological Inventions300
Inventions involving DNA Sequences300
Length of Text301
Incorporation by Reference302

Drafting the Scope

When an invention has been made (for example, a group of novel and useful compounds has been prepared), the first step towards drafting a patent specification is defining the scope of the invention. The first main factor to be considered is the size of the group of compounds which can reasonably be

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