suppose I need to write a claim for below image, that panel B can either attached to the surface of panel A or to the edge of panel A, is this acceptable in claim, or I have to use alternative in this situation.

how to word it technically? I was told that only writing the relative position and construction, not mention the function if possible, like welding, screwed, or glued etc...thanks

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  • Does this picture show one of two possible positions ? Or is the relative position the same in both cases and the point of attachment different?
    – George White
    Feb 5 at 17:47
  • the picture just show one possible position, you might see the attaching edge is almost in the center of panel A surface, if the panel B edge can attach to the edge of panel A? then could I use "either ...or "" I don't want to limit the attachment as picture only.
    – cmabill
    Feb 6 at 10:02

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Can you not simply state "panel B is attached to panel A"? That way the location of the attachment is not defined.

As a side note, I don't think "surface of panel A", unless intentionally limited, would exclude any "edges".

  • Where it is attached can make a functional difference and could constitute a completely distinct embodiment.
    – George White
    Feb 9 at 5:38

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