Let us first briefly learn about what are patent, and why are they so important in the patent application. Patent claims are the most important part of the application since it defines the scope of the invention. And the areas defined in the claims states that what is covered under the claims and what not. Patent claims are the legal basis of any patent protection that creates a boundary to protect the claims stated for the invention. A very basic utility that must always be followed while writing claims is to start with a new and fresh page every time a new claim has to be written, and assigning them with Arabic numerals starting from 1. This will not only bring clarity in the claims for the inventor but will also make the reviewer comfortable to digest and understand the meanings of each and every claim. Another essential requirement to safeguard your claims is to add “I claim” statement or any such statement before writing the claims. This kind of opening for the claims will clearly state the inventor’s every right to stand against any sort of infringement on his/her claims, if found.
There are three main components, namely the scope, the attributes, and the structure of the claims that must be carefully stated while writing patent claims.
Let us learn some quick tips about incorporating these three main components into patent application.
For example, “A cap for soft drink bottle, consisting of plastic made cab to protect the beverage inside the bottle from spilling out. Here, ‘A cap for soft drink bottle’ is the introductory phrase, ‘consisting of’ is the link line, and ‘to protect the beverage inside the bottle from spilling out’ is the body.
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