I have a patent law final coming up next week and don't understand a lot of it yet (yay for procrastination). Anyways, my Prof posted some sample MC (which will prob end up on the exam, based on his reputation, previous exams, etc.), but he refuses to discuss any of the answers. I'll post the questions below and am hoping someone can give me the answers. I've already attempted the questions and am pretty sure I know the answers, but I'd like to be 100% positive. Thanks!
1. A claim having a very narrow scope will be:
1. Guaranteed a broader interpretation under the doctrine of equivalents.
2. Objected to by the examiner because the claim fails to adequately protect the inventor.
3. Automatically rejected by the examiner under 35 U.S.C. §112.
4. Easier to design around.
2. Which of the following types of claims should be rejected under 35 U.S.C. §101:
1. A claim to a new use of a known composition.
2. A product-by-process claim.
3. A claim to a law of nature.
4. A claim to an improvement on a known machine.
3. Designing around a valid patent claim to avoid infringement is:
1. Considered contributory infringement.
2. Consistent with the constitutional purpose of the patent system.
3. Contrary to the constitutional purpose of the patent system.
4. Avoidable by the use of ambiguous claims having a scope that cannot be determined with reasonable certainty by competitors.
4. The requirements for a specification are set forth in which of the following statutory provisions?
1. 35 U.S.C. §101
2. 35 U.S.C. §102
3. 35 U.S.C. §103
4. 35 U.S.C. §112