http://centralcoastpatent.com/resources/ Don Boys instructs writing a claim for a non-provisional patent application. Claims are the most important job you could ask of your Patent Agent. At the very least, have a registered Patent Agent review your patent application before it is filed with the USPTO.
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This video is part of a series of training videos about “How to write and file a US patent application”. They are authored and narrated by Don Boys at (CCPA) Central Coast Patent Agency.
Don’s daughter, Cynthia Lamon, is also a registered patent agent. Together they have filed over 3,000 US and Foreign patent applications. They offer 45 years of expert legal experience and technical knowledge, of which has earned their firm some of the highest “patent granted” rates in the industry.
#17 Claims #1. This is a first of three videos teaching anatomy and drafting of claims in step 11 of the Patent Rights Restored procedure for preparing a patent application.
The claims for your invention are authored in a separate section of your specification, beginning on a new page, as you can see here.
There are seventeen claims in this specification as-filed. You may file up to twenty for the standard filing fee, of which three may be independent claims, and the rest dependent. We will show you the difference.
There are some generalities you need to know about the claims in your patent application.
The claims are the inventor’s statements of what he or she believes to be the patentable subject matter in the invention.
The claims in an issued patent are also the definition of what the inventor may assert to prevent others from making, using or selling the invention in the jurisdiction issuing the patent, like the United States. The Detailed Description and the Drawings teach what may be claimed, but only the claims define the metes and bounds of the invention as what is protected by the inventor.
So the claims are super important in the patent application and any issued patent; but the claims, as we have pointed out in the just previous lesson, may be completely changed after your case is filed. The drawings and detailed description cannot.