An introduction to patent litigation, part 1

I’m writing a 6-part introduction to patent litigation. This introduction focuses on the role of patent claims, and of the “limitations” that make up claims. Part 1 has just appeared at DisputeSoft.com. See: http://disputesoft.com/patent-litigation-an-introduction-to-patent-claims-limitations-infringement-and-invalidity-part-one/

Patent Litigation: An Introduction to Patent Claims, “Limitations,” Infringement, and Invalidity — Part One

As an example of the approach taken in this article, Fig. 1 is captioned “A not entirely accurate way of stating that the claims are the most important part of a patent. The rest of the patent is ancillary to the claims, not vice versa. The front page of the patent perhaps serves as a scarecrow, while the claims provide actual notice of the property’s boundaries”:

Subsequent parts of the article will appear every two weeks.

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