Silicon Valley Business School

Patents & IP: Patent Claims
Free Extracts from the Patents & Intellectual Property Course
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This article explains the basic skills required for drafting patent claims and shows why this is a job best left to experts. The claims are perhaps the most important part of the patent, and there are various ways of constructing claims that will stand up to examination during prosecution and stand up to the rigors of litigation.

  • Video ~ Less is More with Patent Claims
This video presents the argument that patent claims that are concise, and perhaps readily understood by a jury, are often most effective. However, since the America Invents Act a large percentage of short patent claims have been invalidated in the Inter-Parte Review process by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), an administrative law body of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) which decides issues of patentability. Longer claims with more elements seem to withstand inter-parte review challenges more effectively today.

  • Video ~ Patent Claims & Infringement
In this video, you will get acquainted with the basics of how to read and understand the claims of a patent, as well as how to figure out infringement.

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