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Citing art in body of application?

What factors should an inventor consider when deciding whether or not to include references to other art in the background section of their patent application? It no longer seems to be a common ...
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'Technical effects' of software patents for eligibility

For patent eligibility of software patents in many countries including EU there is a requirement of 'technical effects' on the hardware device. These 'technical effects' are technological advances or ...
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Things to take care when inventor self drafts the patent

There is this saying that it is always better to consult and work with an attorney to draft patents. It is said that when you self draft a patent you would draft inferior patents, miss out on things ...
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patent continuation

I filed a patent application a month ago. Now I found a simpler way of doing very similar thing to what I had described, basically eliminating one of the main 3 blocks of the invention. So I'm going ...
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Turning an existing description of a system into a description of a method

Apologies for length of the question. This question is a continuation on the results of this other question Detailed description of a system to suit system and method claims Notice too I'm the guy ...
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any negative aspects about using the same terms as in prior art patents to refer to things?

When drafting a patent, are there any negative aspects about using the same terms as prior art patents to refer to things? What about diagrams? computer system related patents often add a system ...