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An independent claim will always encompass all of its dependent claims. That means that something infringing a dependent claim will always infringe the independent claim too. A dependent claim is just a narrow version of the independent claim. So let's imagine you would invalidate a dependent claim, e.g. a+b+c. Then your abc would still infringe the ...

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