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Week 5 - Assignment 1: Analyze Claims of Prior Art

Please start by watching the Patent Basics video then reading Chapter 6 of Fundamentals of Patenting and Licensing for Scientist and Engineers, and then familiarize yourself with Section 112 of the patent laws (35 USC 112) which defines claims. While you watch the video, think about what claims you could write on your own invention. Locate and copy down the claims of a patent you are referencing as prior art for your invention. Please separate and note the claims as dependent and independent claims. In one paragraph (100-200 words), explain specifically how the dependent claims reference the independent claim(s). Do the dependent claims broaden the scope of the patent or make it more specific? In one to two paragraphs (200-400 words), describe if any of the claims contain language that you could easily circumvent. How might you navigate around these claims if you needed to?

Length: 1-2 pages

References: 2

Your paper should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts that are presented in the course and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards. Be sure to adhere to Northcentral University's Academic Integrity Policy.

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