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Tennessee Patent Rules

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

Western District local rules (here) (September 19, 2011)

W.D. Tenn. LPR 3.5(b) provides:

(b) Whether each item of prior art anticipates each asserted claim or renders it obvious under 35 U.S.C. §102 or §103. If obviousness is alleged, an explanation of why the prior art renders the asserted claim obvious, including an identification of any combinations of prior art showing obviousness;

W.D. Tenn. LPR 3.5(c) provides:

(c) For each alleged item of prior art, a chart identifying specifically where each limitation of each asserted claims are 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;

W.D. Tenn. LPR 3.6 concerns the document production that is to accompany invalidity contentions.