Category: definitions

Arguing Definitions in Patent Prosecution

Claim terms are given a broadest reasonable interpretation (BRI) consistent with the specification, ideally.  Occasionally, a USPTO examiner interprets a claim term in a manner different from what the applicant in a patent application intended, in order to make a rejection of the claims during patent prosecution.  Available […]

To Define or Not to Define

Strong opinions abound as to whether definitions should be included in a patent application.  The client, or the firm, may have a policy about definitions.  This is likely worth following, but might be worth revisiting in certain circumstances.  Here are some pros and cons, for your consideration.  Many […]