That part of a patent which defines the metes and bounds of the invention. These are found at the end of the patent specification in the form of numbered paragraphs.
Concise written statements that define the invention covered by the patent application. What falls within that definition is protected by the patent-anything outside it, is not protected.
the parts of a patent which define the boundaries of patent protection.
The part of a patent record that defines the boundaries of patent protection.
The definition at application of the monopoly that the applicant is trying to obtain for the invention, or the actual monopoly that is given at grant.
The claims are the part of a patent application that is contained in the specification, which defines the matter for which protection is sought in terms of its technical features. The claims define the legal scope of a patent. What falls within that definition is protected by the patent, - anything outside it is not protected. The claims must be clear and concise and be supported by the description. An Independent Claim is a claim that has no dependency upon another claim within an application. A Dependent Claim is a claim that refers back to a previous claim. It defines an invention that is narrower in scope than that in the previous claim.
Concise written statements that define the invention covered by the patent application. The patent protects what falls within that definition. Anything outside the claims is not protected.
The elements of a patent that define the scope of an invention. In a bid to maximise their monopoly, patent applicants claim novelty for each aspect of their invention. Examiners may disallow some or all claims, affecting the strength (and value) of any eventual patent.
Statements of invention which a patent purports to protect.
That part of a patent which defines the boundaries of patent protection.
These statements describe the structure of an invention and specifically point out what the invention "claims" to do. The claims encompass the scope of the patent.