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What's the point of including the description of the experimental data and results in a patent application?

There are several aspects to the requrements that a patent specification must fulfil. Three in particular are specified in 35 USC 112(a): "The specification shall contain a written description of ...
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What's the point of including the description of the experimental data and results in a patent application?

The U.S. a requirement to describe how to make and use the invention. There is also a “written description” requirement to show that you “possess” the invention. That means you understand that it ...
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Is it ok to only write down formulas in the detailed description but not in the figures?

“I've recently been told formulas themselves aren't patentable and therefore should be written down in the figures to show how they are part of the system.” This is a possibility garbled version of ...
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What program can I use to automatically shift all other numbers when I change/add a number when writing a patent application?

I do not know a program to do that other than sed used with Unix or Unix-like systems. However, you do not need to have monotonically increasing numbers. Most people do what you do and initially ...
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Patent Claim Interpretation

The expression 'based on' looks vague and ambiguous to me. Its breadth, no matter what the cause, risks coming at a cost. If I were procuring a patent I would prefer to avoid the expression and use ...
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Patent Claim Interpretation

I think the answer is that it depends on the context. I have included three examples from three different patents. The first uses depending upon while the second uses based upon. I do not think the ...
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Patent Claim Interpretation

The scope often differs from patent to patent, i would try to explain the difference using following example. In simple term the term Based on protects the underlying principle i.e., alternates that ...
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