Words Make the World-go-'round: Prosecution History Estoppel Scene from Afar

May 8, 2003 Published Work
Presented at the 19th Annual Patent Practice Program at the New York Hilton

In the wonderful world of patent law, the words "prosecution history estoppel" often go hand-in-hand with "doctrine of equivalents", inasmuch as the existence of the former serves to limit the range that is available for the latter. This paper will review the interplay of these doctrines from two vantage points.