Women in IP Speaker Series: Global Patent Considerations: Written Description and Enablement


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET

In the United States, 35 U.S.C. § 112 requires a written description that: (1) would enable one skilled in the art to understand the claimed subject matter; and (2) teaches one skilled in the art how to make and use the invention without "undue experimentation" (enablement). Outside the United States, many national and regional laws have similar provisions regulating the relationship of patent claims to the disclosure in the specification. Recent decisions demonstrate how the written description and enablement requirement can impact your patent portfolio in the U.S., China, and Europe.

Please join the panel of Jones Day's Women in IP Speaker Series for an online review of the Federal Circuit's recent decisions in this area, as well as a discussion about how courts are applying the teachings of these decisions. Our panelists will also discuss recent developments in China and Europe, along with strategies and recommendations for drafting patent applications in view of the current landscape.


  • Jennifer J. Chheda, Ph.D., Partner, New York
  • Guoping Da, Ph.D., Partner, Shanghai/Beijing
  • Lisa L. Furby, Associate, Chicago
  • Dr. Ping Li, Partner, Munich

We look forward to your participation in this informative discussion.


If you have any questions, kindly contact Kim Svenson at


This program has been approved for 1.00 hour of general credit by the State Bar of California and 1.00 hour of areas of professional practice credit (including transitional credit) by the New York State CLE Board. Jones Day is a State Bar of California MCLE approved provider, as well as an accredited provider in New York. No credit will be issued for Minnesota in accordance with Minnesota CLE Board Rule 5.B. Application for CLE credit in other states will be made as needed, subject to state CLE regulations.