Invention Analysis and Claiming

A Patent Lawyer's Guide

BY RONALD D. SLUSKY

 

Intellectual Property Today

Columns by Ronald D. Slusky

INVENTION ANALYSIS AND CLAIMING:

Reaching for Breadth — Part I

Reaching for Breadth — Part II

Reaching for Breadth — Part IV

Reaching for Breadth — Part V

Dependent Claims and The Planned Retreat

Inventions are Concepts

Begin from the Problem [Not the Embodiment]

The Opposing Team

Independent Embodiment Claims — Part I

Independent Embodiment Claims — Part II

Inventive-Departure-Based Claims — Part I

Inventive-Departure-Based Claim Drafting — Part II

Pack Only What You Need

Claim Diversity and Enforced-Format Claiming — Part I

Claim Diversity — Part II

Assembling the Dependent Claims — Part I

Assembling the Dependent Claims — Part II

The Summary of the Invention — Part II

The Summary of the Invention — Part III

Definition Claims

Amend or Argue — Part I

Amend or Argue — Part II

Be Detailed Where the Invention Lives

Identifying the Inventive Concept - Consult w/Colleagues — Part I

Writing the Detailed Description — Part I

Writing the Detailed Description — Part II

What Should I Write First?

“Incomplete” Claims

How Should That Claim Be Amended? — Part I

How Should That Claim Be Amended? — Part II

Invention Settings

Individual Direct Infringers