Thursday, August 7, 2008

Your mom has never taught you these nonos:

In claim language these should be followed:

Never say, “capable of”rather “for”

Never use “comprises” in body of claim. (For an explanation of preamble and body read this post)

Don’t use “includes” or “consists of” in the preamble.

Case law: §112, paragraph 6 limits “means for” to what’s to what’s in specification and equivalents thereof. “a mechanism for” may work better.

never say "capable of". say "for".

More of these gems to follow.

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