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Write a patent without giving too much away

If you are afraid "anyone could look it up" - IMO you are better off treating it as a trade secret - please check this link for details http://www.wipo.int/sme/en/ip_business/trade_secrets/...
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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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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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