• Best Practices For Leveraging Broadest Reasonable Interpretation In Patent Prosecution
  • August 16, 2017 | Authors: Paul M. Rivard; Kimberly S. Devine
  • Law Firms: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. - Washington Office; Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. - Chicago Office
  • Broadest reasonable interpretation (BRI) can be a challenging, and at times frustrating, issue for patent practitioners. When it comes to interpreting claim terms, examiners usually grasp the concept of “broadest” but at times can struggle with the “reasonable” part. Now that the Supreme Court has confirmed that BRI is here to stay, in Cuozzo Speed Techs., LLC v. Lee, 136 S. Ct. 2131 (2016), patent practitioners should try to find ways to leverage the doctrine to best serve their clients’ interests.