28 July 2021 - How to avoid the mechanical elephant trap: insufficiency

28 July 2021 - How to avoid the mechanical elephant trap: insufficiency

Insufficiency in mechanical patents is rare. Like an elephant, it’s difficult to describe, yet you know it when you see it.

Sometimes providing just one drawing and a little text can enable a mechanical invention, making the drafting of sufficient mechanical patents seem remarkably easy.

You may though be inadvertently approaching the mechanical elephant trap if your patent draft has:

  • a classic case of missing information

  • an error like an “impenetrable Escher-like” drawing with a baffling description of it

  • an apparent breach of the laws of physics or thermo

  • a perpetual motion machine

  • tests or parameters that cannot be understood

Please join us, as experts Jim Miller and Gail Taylor run through accidental red flags in patent drafts.

They’ll explore how these can bring down as “insufficient” otherwise patentable advances in mechanical technology in the European Patent Office and in the UK.

We hope you can join us!

Wednesday 28 July 2021

17:00 BST | 18:00 CEST | 12:00 EDT | 9:00 PDT

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