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After drafting two independent claims for interrelated apparatus, is it possible to draft 3rd independent which include both?

You an do this, in fact it doesn't even need the third claim to be independent. I do not know EPO law very well but there are innumerable U.S. patents with a claim 1 to a transmitter that sends a ...
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Interpretation of apparatus having specific logic

The claims to devices (a multiprocessor) can be infringed by making selling offering for sale importing or using such a piece of hardware. The closest you could get to infringing would be using one. ...
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Does patent for an apparatus cover the individual sub-components as well?

It depends on your claims that end up being granted. You can file an application with both claims to the component and to claims to the modified whole system. It may be that your component is a ...
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Apparatus Terminology

There is no formal definition, just the meaning which is derived from usage over the years. Typically an apparatus is a single device. Multiple devices which work together would be a system. In ...
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