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For a complex computer implemented invention it is advisable to have independent claims for a system, for a method and for a so-call CRM (computer readable medium). For a device, machine or system that comes all together from one vendor ready to do what it does (egg beater, laser printer, machine gun) a claim on the "thing" is usually more desirable than ...


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One way to form a system claim is by saying it includes hardware and the hardware performs the following steps a), b) and c). The steps then look like the steps in a method claim. So a method claim can usually be turned into a system claim by putting "A system for doing X, the system comprising: a computing system including a processor configured to ...


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There are certainly many patents that cover educational systems. A few that came up in a quick search: Online educational system with multiple navigational modes US8727781B2 Vertically integrated mobile educational system US9324240B2 Real time learning and self improvement educational system and method US8602793B1 On-line educational system having an ...


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A method is a "process," and a system may be either a "manufacture" or a "machine" under 35 USC 101. The cases addressing the differences and the legal effect of these differences can be found dating back to the 1800's. There are some significant differences in how claims to methods and so-called "systems" can be enforced and what types of activities they ...


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as far as I know has not been patented Can the reason be that it could be considered obvious? I have no intention of commercially exploiting the joint/connection/assembly of the two/four frame components. Why not? (sorry for the rhetorical question). I think you should, because you wrote the joints are unique. The more of your invention is captured as ...


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The short answer is that you should do BOTH. Talk with your patent attorney about how to do this - it's relatively simple.


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There is no hard and fast distinction between a system and an apparatus and it doesn't matter much. The actual statutory categories do not include either term. In 35 USC section 101 the listed categories are process, machine, [article of] manufacture, composition of matter and improvements to any of those things. An article of manufacture is something made ...


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