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FUNCTIONAL CLAIMING AND THE PATENT BALANCE

David J. Kappos
Christopher P. Davis

If someone were to tell you that fax machines, remote printers, and even email were all patented as far back as 1840—and by a single inventor—you probably would not believe it. Indeed, you would be in good company; the Supreme Court essentially agreed with that sentiment in a landmark decision in 1853.1 Samuel Morse, best remembered for inventing the telegraph, proved that even great inventors are susceptible to claiming inventions that far exceed their actual contributions to the knowledge pool.... Read more about FUNCTIONAL CLAIMING AND THE PATENT BALANCE

  • June 25, 2015
  • 18 Stan. Tech. L. Rev. 365