Results for functional language

Amgen Inc. v. Sanofi

Case Number: CLB0473

Date: 02.11.2021

Functional limitations in a claim to a composition of matter may result in claim breadth that is not fully enabled if undue experimentation is required to determine the scope of the functional limitations.

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Ex parte Rodriguez

Case Number: CLB0235

Date: 10.01.2009

In a precedential decision, the B.P.A.I. interprets various software-related recitations, including “system configuration generator” and “system builder”, as means-plus-function limitations and rejects the claims as indefinite for failing to provide sufficient corresponding structure—in this case, algorithms—for implementing the recited functions.

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