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Equating claim elements in dependent claims?

Concerning the European patent practice, most probably you would receive an objection on the grounds of lack of clarity because there is an inconsistency between the scope of the independent claim and ...
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Equating claim elements in dependent claims?

I can imagine a case like this - claim 1. A system with an A and a transmitter module and a receiver module. Claim 2, the system of claim 1 where the transmitter module and the receiver module are ...
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Reciting claims for elements whose function can be achieved by multiple different mechanisms

First of all you should consider whether the technical feature you are referring to is necessary for the definition of your invention, maybe you can claim your invention without any such feature. In ...
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Equating claim elements in dependent claims?

From finnegan.com/files/Upload/FCN_Aug10_5.html: The Court noted that “[w]here a claim lists elements separately, ‘the clear implication of the claim language’ is that those elements are ‘distinct ...
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