Law - Operation of the Invention

This task involves explaining "how to use" the invention. This is typically accomplished by "walking" the reader through startup and operation of at least one of the preferred embodiments of the invention.

The position of the USPTO on this issue is described in the following section(s) of the Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (MPEP):

MPEP 608 - Disclosure
MPEP 608.01 - Specification
MPEP 608.01(a) - Arrangement of Application
MPEP 608.01(g) - Detailed Description of Invention
MPEP 608.01(p) - Completeness
MPEP 2164 - The Enablement Requirement
MPEP 2164.01 - Test of Enablement
MPEP 2164.03 - Relationship of Predictability of the Art and the Enablement Requirement
MPEP 2164.05(a) - Specification Must Be Enabling as of the Filing Date
MPEP 2164.05(b) - Specification Must Be Enabling to Persons Skilled in the Art

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