I have a situation where I need to protect the "value" which can be used in multiple steps.
The value may be same for all steps, but sometimes it can different. I want to protect the value especially when it is same for all steps.
The value provided by the step will be compared with a list of values we have in our system.
wherein the value of step 1 matches at least one of the values of the system
Would that cover all steps when the value is same? Or I would lose the case when my potential infringer argue like "No, we are using the value of step X"?