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Missouri Patent Rules

Patdek is directed to organizing patent information. The information presented below highlights aspects of the Missouri Local Patent Rules governing invalidity contentions.

Eastern District local rules (here) (no date)

E.D. Missouri Local Patent R. 3-4(b) provides:

(b) On a claim-by-claim basis, whether each item of prior art anticipates each asserted claim or renders it obvious. If a combination of items of prior art makes a claim obvious, each such combination, and the basis for such allegation, must be identified;

E.D. Missouri Local Patent R. 3-4(c) provides:

(c) A chart identifying where specifically in each alleged item of prior art each element of each asserted claim is found, including for each element that such party contends is governed by 35 U.S.C. § 112(6), the identity of the structure(s), act(s), or material(s) in each item of prior art that performs the claimed function;

E.D. Missouri Local Patent R. 3-5 concerns the document production that is to accompany invalidity contentions.