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There are no continuations in part at the EPO. At the EPO you only have patent applications, and divisionals of patent applications. Divisionals have the same disclosure of the parent application or a more reduced disclosure, therefore they can be used to claim different embodiments that were initially disclosed, you cannot add any new matter. Your ...


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To avoid infringement, you need to implement each and every element in any single claim. Thus if a claim has elements A, B, C and D and your product only implements A, B and C, then you don't infringe on that claim since you don't use D. However if your product uses A, B, C, D and E, you do infringe as you implement each and every element of the claim. ...


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I have trouble understanding your example. What is "list of items" and what is "purpose *"? In a method you usually define a set of steps, and perhaps some additional features that are not steps. Not sure what you mean by partial match either. I will try to answer your question anyway, but I may update my answer if you clarify these parts. If "purpose X" is ...


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First, there are no "provisional patents", only provisional patent applications. Any application of any kind filed in 2010 or in 2011 that specifically referenced an RFC by number could not be interpreted as disclosing something that was only in a 2015 version of that RFC. If instead of referencing an RFC explicitly, a concept like "domain policy list" ...


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