PATENT CLAIM FORMAT AND TYPES OF CLAIMS


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PATENT CLAIM FORMAT

* WRITTEN AS A SINGLE SENTENCE

* CLAIMS IDENTIFIER preceding the sentence, e.g. “Claim 1”

* HEAVILY PUNCTUATED SINGLE SENTENCE AND ENDS WITH A PERIOD

* APPEARS TOWARDS THE END OF THE ISSUED PATENT OR PATENT APPLICATION

1. PARTS OF A CLAIM

a. THE PREAMBLE

b. TRANSITIONAL PHRASE

c. THE BODY

THE PREAMBLE

* Identifies the category of the invention e.g., an apparatus, device, article,

composition, a method or process

* Keep it consistent with the title of the invention

* May recite an object of the invention

Examples:

1.

Object of the invention: to cook rice

AN APPARATUS FOR COOKING

2. Object of the invention: Cooking all kinds of grains

AN APPARATUS FOR COOKING GRAINS

3. Object of the invention: to also cook vegetables or other foodstuffs

AN APPARATUS FOR COOKING

Examples:

1.

Object of the invention: making tea

A METHOD FOR MAKING TEA

2.