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U.S. Patent Law Edit

"Reduction to practice (RTP) follows conception. To show actual reduction to practice, an inventor must demonstrate that the invention is suitable for its intended purpose."[1] Reduction to practice "requires that the constructed embodiment or performed process include the precise elements recited in the count."[2] Reduction to practice is proven when the invention works for its intended purpose and there is a contemporaneous appreciation of such. Reduction to practice can either be (1) constructive; or (2) actual.

References Edit

  1. Mahurkar v. C.B. Bard, Inc., 79 F.3d 1572 (Fed. Cir. 1996) (full-text).
  2. Eaton v. Evans, 204 F.3d 1094, 1097, 53 U.S.P.Q.2d (BNA) 1696 (Fed. Cir. 2000) (full-text).

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