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Questions tagged [description]

For questions relating specifically to the description part of a patent. General information: the description is not what the patent protects, only the claims define the scope of protection.

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Can patent description refer to drawings

Can patent drawings be described in the detailed description of the patent? Can the description refer to a drawing as a whole or only its elements by their reference number? In other words should the ...
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How should I structure the “Advantages” section of a patent application?

On page 210 of Patent It Yourself (18th edition), it explains that you can list the advantages of your invention in a narrative form. g. Advantages Although it is optional, you may list the ...
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Do scientific errors in patent description affect its validity?

I know that my question has been addressed in a couple of posts on this forum (see for example this question), however I want to delve a little deeper. There are patents which contain clear scientific ...
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how to write software description for patent request

OK i finally finished my software, now i want to write a patent request, my software is like a big network that contains many internal softwares. the problem is that the internal software is made ...
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Do I mention the involved mathematics in my patent application?

My application is for a hardware based patent, however, there's a significant mathematical relation, which completes my invention. I haven't seen mathematical equations being described in applications,...
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Including existing patents and non-patent prior art in a nonprovisional application

I have read and heard that known similar patents and other prior art should be disclosed in the patent application, yet I find no examples of such disclosures in the "Background" sections (or any ...
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How is a magazine article cited in a detailed description?

I am describing a modification of an existing optimizing algorithm as part of a method claim, and wish to avoid describing the details of the existing algorithm. What is the correct format for ...
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explaining the theory that undergoes an invention in patent description?

I have a question about explaining the theory that undergoes an invention: should it be exposed in patent application (Description) and if yes how? For what I have seen patent documents are not ...
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Why is there the same boilerplate stuff at the front of every patent?

A large number of patents in the IT area appear to have a very similar diagram embedded int them somewhere, usually some forms of a block diagram detailing system components such as Northbridge, ...
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Design Patents- What exactly are these patents on?

What exactly is the patent FOR on the following items? I see no notice of color, finish, size, materials, assembly method, etc. D652759 (Pendant-Slit Pupil), D683254 (Pendant-Round Pupil), D682730 ...
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Turning an existing description of a system into a description of a method

This question is a continuation on the results of Detailed description of a system to suit system and method claims. Notice too I'm the guy of What are the risks of writing a patent specification ...
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Detailed description of a system to suit system and method claims

I'm writing the detailed description of a computer implemented system. I have explained what the system does, that's where the inventive subject matter is. I have explained an exemplary architecture ...
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two new patent application using some common underlying technologies

Related to a previous question patent specification level of detail I want to file two patent applications for two inventions that use some common underlying technologies (the same ones I'm talking ...