Negative Limitations in Patent Claims – Are They All Bad?
The conventional wisdom is that, in claim drafting, negative limitations should be avoided. Where possible, it is better to express a limitation in positive terms than negative. This is generally considered best practice.
Can the Dimensions of a Patented Device be a Trade Secret?
The recent Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (CA7C) decision Life Spine Inc v Aegis Spine Inc 21-1649 held that Life Spine’s patent for spinal implant technology did not undermine a District Court’s preliminary injunction that included a finding of trade secret misappropriation in relation to the spinal implant technology.