Ok, so suppose I have an iOS patentable application. The app consists of two components let us name them Com1 and Com2. Com1 is simply a normal means of input that takes input from the user of the app and stores it. Com2 is a main part of invention that takes the data from Com1 and does something novel and unique with it.
If Com1 is non-novel while Com2 is novel. How to deal with this in terms of aspects and claims. Should I say mention them in detailed description as two different aspects. Com2 cannot function without the output data from Com1. Though, get this the user can use pen and paper to write the data required for Com2 skipping Com1 completely. So, in my claims if I write the steps from both Com1 and Com2 and the user would maliciously use pen and paper to non infringe my claims (for example).
How can I protect my invention from being stolen in terms of the aspect and claims. I am thinking I should mention both Com1 and Com2 in the invention while writing only Com2 in claims or I could mention Com2 as independent claim and Com1+Com2 as another independent claim preventing anyone from doing Com2 claim steps or Com1+Com2 claims. Is this the write way to do it? And if that is the write way to do it, how do I mention Com1+Com2 as aspects of invention.
P.S. I would like to thank the friendly community for answering all my questions especially Maca and DonQuiKong. I am asking a lot of questions because I want to learn as much as I can about patents without having much money to pay for a lawyer to make them for me. I have multiple software inventions that I want to patent.