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New Hampshire Patent Rules

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

District Court local rules (here) (published December 1, 2011)

Dist. NH SPR 5.1(c)(2) provides:

(2) Whether each item of prior art anticipates each asserted claim or renders it obvious and, if obviousness is alleged, an explanation of why the prior art renders the asserted claim obvious, including an identification of combinations of prior art showing obviousness, and an explanation of why a person of skill in the art would find obvious the asserted claim(s) in light of such combinations (e.g., reasons for combining references);

Dist. NH SPR 5.1(c)(3) provides:

(3) A chart (or charts) identifying where specifically in each alleged item of prior art each limitation of each asserted claim is found, including for each limitation 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;

Dist. NH SPR 5.1(d) concerns the document production that is to accompany invalidity contentions.