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How to cover multiple modes of a power supply?

There is a difference between what you show in an embodiment and provide as enablment information and what you actually claim. If you invent a new axle you can show a car and tires to give it some ...
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Scope of a method claim when it uses terms that are narrowly construed in an apparatus claim

You are concerned about the method claim. My view is that both claims define analogous subject-matter, the method claim is broader because not all the steps must be run by the same processing device ...
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Why has the number of claims risen over the past few decades (doubled between 1975 and 2005)?

I do not know, but I speculate that every time in a notable case a judge misconstrues a claim, practitioners are more motivated to include claims that use alternative wording to try to define the same ...
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How are the elements of a claim determined?

By the applicant To start - claims are not algebraic expressions but words and words that matter a lot. In particular cases judges have said that "and" means "or", that "at ...
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A claim that is more general than one in prior art

No- if a species is known, a more general invention will not be granted. It is not novel. There is a saying that “what would later infringe, if earlier, anticipates”. Or words to that effect. The ...
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