Posts Tagged: claim drafting

Drafting Patent Applications: Writing Method Claims

Method or process claims will include active steps to achieve a certain result. In method claims the transition is typically either “comprising” or “comprising the steps of.” …
By Gene Quinn
11 years ago 6

The Strange Case of the Animal Toy Patent: Reexam Redux

Two months ago I wrote about one of my favorite patents --- The Animal Toy --- which is U.S. Patent No. 6,360,693. See Patent on a Stick: …
By Gene Quinn
11 years ago 30

Patent on a Stick: Learning from the Animal Toy Patent

Claim #1, the broadest claim in this patent, says that this “animal toy” has a solid main section, at least one protrusion and is adapted for floating in …
By Gene Quinn
11 years ago 7

Drafting Patent Applications: Writing Patent Claims

I am frequently asked if it is a good idea for inventors to file their own patent applications, and every time I am asked that question I …
By Gene Quinn
11 years ago 8

Faber on Mechanics of Patent Claim Drafting Updated

Last month the seminal PLI Treatise, Mechanics of Patent Claim Drafting, was updated with information on claim drafting tips and techniques post Bilski, and a few other …
By Gene Quinn
12 years ago 1