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Patent with Multiple Claims

Patent claims are numbered. So if a patent has claims 1, 2, 3 and 4, you can infringe on the patent if you practice even just one of the claims. However, a claim might have multiple steps in it. So if ...
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Split an invention into multiple patents?

You can play with the wording and scope of the patents, you might even be able to hide them a little, but a good patent search will most probably reveal them to your competitor after he knows of one ...
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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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Can I file a patent application with two applicant corporations?

Yes, It is possible for both the firms to be the applicant for a single invention. They will be considered as joint applicants. Name of both applicants will reflect in the patent if granted.
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Multiple Inventions as Independent Claims

What you are talking about is called "unity". In most patent offices (in all of them I would guess) a set of claims must relate to a single general concept. If not, the applicant is required to keep ...
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Can a patent have more than one, multiple preferred embodiments?

A patent can, and should, describe several embodiments. The preferred embodiment must be described, but it is not necessary, or even desirable, to state which embodiment is preferred. You must not ...
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Multiple patents or a single patent?

If the features all apply to a single base product, it would be significantly less expensive and probably less troublesome to file a single application. Please note that the 2014 Alice v. CLS Bank ...
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