04/09/2014
Category: Enablement
 
 
 
By: Christian Hannon, Contributor 
 
TitleIn re Hoffmann, No. 2013-1657 (Fed. Cir. Feb. 25, 2014) (non-precedential).
Issue

Eugene Hoffmann and David Lund appeal the [lack of enablment] rejection of their application for a patent on a “[t]ropical hurricane control system.” In re Hoffmann at *2.

Holding

[Hoffmann and Lund have not provided] enough information to enable a person of
ordinary skill in the art to practice the method without undue experimentation [because of unclear 'preliminary calculations' and a statement requireing "further experimentation" concerning claimed subject matter]. 
Id. at *5 (text added).

 
 
 
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