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Edited for below comments. MPEP 2163.07(b): Incorporation by Reference [R-11.2013] Instead of repeating some information contained in another document, an application may attempt to incorporate the content of another document or part thereof by reference to the document in the text of the specification. The information incorporated is as much a part ...


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It is often better to include everything in a single specification and then file different claim sets in different patents sharing the common specification. The downside is that if you sell the patent, typically the buyer requires that you sell them all patents in a given patent family. Now that the US is using a first-inventor-to-file system, which all of ...


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The document you linked is only an application. the associated US patent is US9513771B2. This patent is not assigned to Microsoft instead it is owned by WIXCOM Ltd. Whether or not you owe royalties has nothing to do with whether you reference a patent in your patent. It only has to do with whether your product actually implements the invention as claimed by ...


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A dependent claim references either an independent claim or a previous dependent claim. Note, in the U.S. multiply dependent claims ""as claimed in any one of the preceding claims" or "as claimed in either one of claims 1 or 2, etc." is strongly discouraged. The opposite is true in the EPO and many other places. A dependent claim inherits all of the ...


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What to comply with There are two reasons for the description of the invention in anything else than claims: enablement requirement written description requirement Enablement means The enablement requirement refers to the requirement of 35 U.S.C. 112(a) or pre-AIA 35 U.S.C. 112, first paragraph that the specification describe how to make and how to use ...


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