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Under patent infringement doctrine, there can be infringement under doctrine of equivalents or under means plus function language. The latter is invoked when the claim includes functional language. Functional language is language in the claim that does not describe claim elements nor connects them. In your claim 1, the language “which creates a drag . . .” ...


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To what extent may you respond to an office action? You can traverse the Examiner's rejections, meaning arguing around them. Or you can amend the claims, usually to narrow the claimed invention and exclude what may be considered obvious from the prior art. Amendments to the claims must be supported by the original filing. Can you add new matter? No, you ...


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