Elizabeth S. Weiswasser


  • Friday, May 2, 2014
    Weiswasser: I’m going to cover a few of the patent cases that are before the Court this term. This term, the Court is going to be testing certain core questions of what can be patented and what is needed to show patent infringement, and also scrutinizing the circumstances in which fee-shifting is warranted in patent infringement disputes.
  • Friday, June 21, 2013
  • Monday, February 25, 2013
    Editor: Please tell us about your professional background. Weiswasser: My scientific training is in biochemistry and molecular biology, and I focus my patent litigation and counseling practice on the biotech and pharmaceutical industries. Over the years I have worked extensively with biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies on patent-related issues,...
  • Wednesday, September 1, 2004
    Our article in the August 2004 issue of The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel discussed the Federal Circuit's internal debate as to whether section 112 of the Patent Act contains a separate written description requirement. We concluded by noting that it remains to be seen whether the Federal Circuit will address the issue en banc . The court has now determined...
  • The Written Description Requirement: Can It Stand On Its Own? - Part II
    Sunday, August 1, 2004
    Part I of this article, appearing in the July 2004 issue of The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, discussed earlier case law's requirements of descriptive information required for patent validity.Federal Circuit Written Description Cases In 2003 Twice in 2003 the Federal Circuit reaffirmed the existence of a separate written description requirement, again...
  • Thursday, July 1, 2004
    Part II of this article appears in the August 2004 issue of