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in a method claim, how to word it such that the order of certain steps can vary?

Method claim: The server receives a request from User A containing the unique id of a professor on the server's database; This request is stored on the database; x) a time slot is determined for this ...
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is "either...or" a term acceptable in claim

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 ...
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Do prepositional phrases satisfy antecedent basis issues?

A common approach to clarifying antecedent basis when there are multiple instances of some thing is to use ordinals: a first X, a second X, and so on. Does appending prepositional phrases accomplish ...
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What is the local scope of definite articles in claims?

I mean scope in the programming sense, not the claim scope sense. For example, if I have claims like: The system comprising an A. The system of claim 1, wherein the A includes a B. Clearly, if the ...
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How to word this claim to deter sneaky manufacturers?

For example, Preferred scenario 1: My device has a processor and some electronic gadget wired to it. The processor makes the gadget do something. Sneaky scenario 2: My electronic gadget may be ...
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How to introduce two instances of an antecedent that are not directly related?

Motivating example: Claim 1. An A, comprising: a B; and a C. Claim 2. The B of Claim 1, comprising a D. (narrowing) Claim 3. The B of Claim 1, comprising an E. (alternative) ...
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If an invention requires an X number of whatever, does a specific X has to be explicitly stated in the patent applicable?

My invention can work in general if it has 2 or more compartments. Can I just make it as general as possible and say "2 or more compartments", or must I claim a specific number?
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Are the dependent claims still infriengble if the independent claim is meaningfully different from mine?

I have made a product and another company got a patent on a similar idea. Problem is that their first independent claim looks meaningfully different(in my opinion) from mine but there is the same idea ...
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Is the language '[a] method as claimed in any preceding claim" only available if a special fee is paid for combinations, variation or permutations?

I have a somewhat vague recollection that you can pay an extra fee that will entitle you to the variations, combinations and/or permutations of the individual claims; if you add a language like that ...
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The singular and plural has been a major issue for me as a pro se first-timer

Nothing I have seen sounds right for my little invention, so I wonder what I'm missing. The invention needs at least one X somewhere on at least the first side of Y for the minimum invention to work. ...
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Equating claim elements in dependent claims?

Assume you have a system or method claim like the following: A system/method comprising A, B and C. Is it valid to equate two or more elements in a dependent claim like so?: The system/method of ...
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Combination of Dependent Claims Infringement

I have a question regarding dependent claim combinations and the infringement of them. Lets say I have these claims: A + B Claim 1 + C Claim 1 + D If someone has an apparatus A + B + C + D, would ...
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Claim Status Identifiers

Does a dependent claim's status identifier change to "Currently amended" if amending only the independent claims from which it depends? The dependent claim is not amended. Examiner is suggesting that ...
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Novelty requirements for dependent claims

I think my question to follow has been in part answered in this post, but I wanted to formulate it in the context of my situation, just to be sure: Suppose that I formulate a patent application with ...
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Set-theoretic view of dependent vs. independent claims

I know that the role of dependent claims has been thoroughly explained in another post in this forum. However, I wanted to clarify something, to see if I am getting this right: A dependent claim must ...
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Okay to use "optionally" in a claim?

In a claim, is it okay to use something like: ... node A connects to node B, optionally encrypted, such as via SSL or TLS. I know I can add a dependent claim instead, but is there any advantage of ...
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Why have dependent claims?

Sorry for such a newbe question. I understand the purpose of making independent claims as broad as possible, and I understand that if something infringes a dependent claim, it also infringes those ...
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A dependent claim that modifies just one aspect of the independent claim

Say there's an independent claim broken down into several steps: A method for ...., comprising the steps of: (a) .... (b) .... (c) .... Now let's say that a dependent claim is to be written such ...
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Patents and Dependent Claims

I am from the UK, just looking for a pretty simple answer as I have been spending abit more time looking at patents now than ever before. So, I understand independent claims are broad. Then you have ...
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Is novelty in every dependent claim a necessity?

In case of an invalidated independent claim, does the dependent claim survive if the added limitation to the now dead independent claim is not inventive? If yes, does that mean that in a long chain of ...
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