Patent Claims Explained An independent claim stands on its own. A dependent claim makes reference to another claim, so its meaning and scope does not stand on its own. The independent claims together define the broadest scope of the patent. You can think of each independent claim …

From the patent title, keen Patently-O readers will recognize a potential eligibility problem. N.D.Fla. district court judge Mark Walker dismissed the case on a R.12(b)(6) motion without taking any ev…

As with dependent claims, the average number of independent claims per patent has also dropped significantly over the past decade. (From around 3.2 to 2.5 independent claims per patent). As the histogram shows below, the decline comes primarily from a rise in the percentage of applications with …

Accordingly, to keep a patent family pending, Applicants may try to force a unity rejection in a divisional by filing multiple independent claims with a different “special technical features” in each …

In order for a product or service to be covered by a utility patent, at least one independent claim must be infringed. And infringement means that each element of the independent claim, or its equivalent, is found in the accused product. If none of a patent’s independent claims cover a particular product, there is no infringement.

In the context of infringement analysis, the product in question must use each and every feature set out in the independent claim of the utility model patent. There must be clear infringement and the …

Can You Extend A Patent Intel patent envisions a phone that can fold out to become a tablet PC You may also offer additional support with your subscription, or donate. The number of patents for drug delivery devices has shot up in recent years, and
Industrial Design Patent industrial design rights are obtained when you get a design patent. This type of patent protects the aesthetic design of something with a practical purpose. A design patent is one of the strongest protections you can get for your product,

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