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who has the burden of making up the claims of a patent, the inventor or the attorney?

Specifically about claims - the drafting of claims is a very particular skill. The rules of interpretation of claim language are arcane and a moving target. Definitely not for the inventor to work on. ...
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who has the burden of making up the claims of a patent, the inventor or the attorney?

This is my opinion as an inventor. The inventor's burden is to communicate the invention to the lawyer. This includes any known background, relevant patents and other prior art. You should describe ...
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Do provisional utility patent applications also contain claims?

What advantages are there in including the claims in the provisional? If the claims are included in the provisional, it is harder for an opponent to challenge the priority on the basis that the ...
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how is this patent for matching "intentions" or "commitment disposition" for dating apps novel or non-obvious?

Without studying the record of the prosecution and examination it’s hard to say definitively but I share your impression that this doesn’t seem like it is as new in 2022. I gave a quick look at the ...
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drafting your own provisional patent, then hire attorney to review and submit

I actually have some software patents and I wouldn’t dream of trying to draft the specification myself. The specification enables the claims. Good attorneys often draft the claims first. In any case I ...
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drafting your own provisional patent, then hire attorney to review and submit

Unlikely. Protecting software innovations is getting harder and harder and has become a somewhat specialized art. Getting someone to review and file something written by a person without extensive ...
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