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The claim section is the most crucial element of any patent application. This section specifies the scope of a patent holder’s right to prevent others from using his or her invention. Some information on claim structure may be beneficial before addressing claim drafting strategies.
The standard approach when creating the claim set for a patent application is to include the claims that cover the broadest scope of the invention while still falling short of capturing the prior art. Everyone understands that the wider the patent claim, the better. Right? The majority of the time, the answer is yes. Narrow claims, on the other hand, should not be dismissed; they might have significant strategic significance. You can limit the scope of your patent claims by restricting them to:
The scope of a patent owner’s property rights is defined by the patent claim. A broader claim permits the patent owner to prohibit others from engaging in a greater range of activities, whereas a narrower claim is confined to a smaller set of activities.
Before choosing to narrow your claims, consider the following merits and demerits of narrower claims:
Some of the advantages of submitting narrow claims are as follows: