Suppose a claim in a patent reads:
- A method of custom quotation for manufacture of a part, the method comprising:
using a processing device automatically generating a quotation for part manufacture based in part upon the cost-affecting parameters determined, the quotation proposing the two or more alternative methods of machining.
Does "propose" here take the standard definition, i.e. to offer or suggest for consideration? If so, does that mean a quotation even mentioning/indicating an alternative method of machining would infringe that claim? That is, does it mean that for a method to not infringe the patent it mustn't mention any alternative method? That seems rather broad.
Could a utility patent prohibit certain content from being presented?
Thanks in advance.