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Patent claims-How to keep track of them

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East, T.W.R. ; Tom East Engineering Services, Waterloo, Ont., Canada

The claims are a vital part of every patent disclosure, but can be confusing for a non-lawyer to read and understand. A patent disclosure includes, among other things, a description of the embodiment which reads like a technical article, and a set of claims, which reads like a legal document: the claims often depend on each other in a complicated way. While preparing material for a UK, US and Canadian patent with my patent attorney, I have found the claims to be the most difficult to keep organised: it is only too easy to leave something out, or to get the dependencies mixed up. The author has found it useful to summarise the claims in tabular form, and a simple dependency table is given

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Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine, IEEE  (Volume:10 ,  Issue: 8 )