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Overview

What phrases and terms are functional, structural, and statements of intended use in patent claims, and how do patent professionals leverage them?  Join Jason M. Perilla of Thomas | Horstemeyer, LLP, a former primary patent examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, as he introduces the lingo of patent claims.  Learn the patent claim jargon to communicate the concepts and styles behind various claim formats, as understood by seasoned patent practitioners.  More importantly, learn to quickly identify functional phrases, structural terms, and statements of intended use in patent claims and how to use them effectively depending upon the field of technology for various inventions.  Discussions will include:

  • How to identify functional phrases, structural terms, and statements of intended use in patent claims
  • How to claim an invention functionally vs. structurally and why 
  • How patent examiners interpret functional and structural claim language depending upon the field of technology
  • How to blend different types of claim language to navigate among the expectations of clients, inventors, and patent examiners

 

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