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What are the advantages and liabilities, if any, of drafting patent claims for an invention first, and then converting the claims into a provisional patent specification with the same wording and structure as that used for writing claims? [omitting, of course, the use of the word 'claim' or 'claimed'].

For example: 1. A desk means for use on a desk top wherein: (a); (b); and (c) the improvement wherein: (d); (e); and (f); whereby: (i) and (ii).

  1. The desk means as described in description 1 wherein; (a) X (12) comprises Y (14) and Z (16); (b) said Y is capable of supporting M (18), comprising H (18a) and I (18b), in an inclined position facing frontward; and (c) said Z is capable of supporting N (20), comprising J (20a) and K (20b), in an inclined position facing frontward.

  2. The desk means as described in description 2 further including ....

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