Formal logic doesn’t necessarily have to be adhered to during the examination of patent claims. But formal logic can be a valuable tool for patent practitioners during the examination process.

Womble Carlyle patent agent Chris Hall writes on the role of formal logic, and the pitfalls of logical fallacies, in the patent examination process in a new article at

Click here to read ““Hidden Dangers of Logical Fallacies In Patent Claim Rejections” at

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Chris Hall counsels clients in preparing and prosecuting patents in the electrical, telecommunications, computer software, and mechanical arts. In addition, he has 17 years of industry experience as a professional engineer, and is named as sole inventor or co-inventor on 15 granted patents. Hall is a co-author of the High-Tech Patent Agent, a blog on high-tech patent issues in Silicon Valley.