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Best Tips For What To Know About Patent Claims

States scope of invention

Used to determine infringement

Claims explain what drawings are

Write to avoid the design around

Phrases, terms, words all mater

Each claim has a pre amble

What are major elements of claim?

Exact same term for concept

Use same descriptive words in description and claims

How it’s designed vs. used

Claims give the patent its value

“What is claimed is” or “I claim”

Claim work with drawings and description together

Interpretation of the claims

A claim is a sentence

Broken down into outline form

Claims are numbered sequentially

How many elements in preamble

Further limiting claims-extend of claim 1

Dependant claims are specific features of product

Claims can be disqualified

Not to many or few claims

Have range of claims broad to specific

The broader the claim more likely to be disqualified

Can file up to 20 claims w/3 independent claims

Claims don’t introduce any new terms

Terms should be explained in description

What is verifiable or discoverable?

Who would infringe my claim?

How would I know if being infringed?

Know common mistakes made

Drafting patent claims


Explain what invention is

What are parts, pieces to invention?

Are there multiple versions

Variations of invention

Per amble most genuine description of product

What are distinguing features

All features connect physically and mentally

One uniform invention

Claims types- product, process, use

Use one sentence claims

Don’t miss use words “and”

Transistional phrases between preamble and body

“characterized and that”

Consisting of

Comprissing of

Don’t use having

Avoid claiming the results-the components

The consept to achive results

Don’t contradick independent claim

Don’t use trademarks in claims

Avoid means and functions claims

Claims interpretation

First feature meaning in claim use- A, un

What are advantages of differences

Broadest feature that idenitifyes product

What are doing that hasn’t been done before

Technical, accurate,

Must have enabling disclosure

Small incremental steps

Changing the scope by adding terms

To be infringing copier must copy all claims

Prosecution, nullity, informant

Dependant claims can sometimes be bad

Use to set boundaries

Claims should not have ambiguity

Make objective observation not subjective

Should include all features of inventions

And term used in claim must be used in claims

What is the structure?

Consider prior art

Subject matter of invention

Defines weather it can be patented





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