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Week 5 - Assignment 2: Write Claims

Understanding how to write claims that are broad but also precise in meaning is a difficult concept for many individuals starting to draft patents. Before drafting your claims, start by picking three specific objects that might be in your invention; for example, a color LCD touch screen. Provide a broad description for these objects that is also specific to the object's function. You could describe the color LCD touch screen as an interactive user interface, or split the object's description into two parts, a user interface and a display to relay information to the user. Remember, even wording the description as a display with touch interface could allow someone to navigate around your patent by having buttons or some other interface under a display.

After analyzing the claims of prior art and examples in the Patent Basics video, draft the independent and dependent claims for your invention. Remember, the strength of your claims is based off the wording, not the number of claims. You must make your claims as broad as possible without infringing on other patents. In order to broaden your claims, you should minimize the number of elements in your claim while maximizing the scope of each element. Claims must be written in the proper form and should include at least one independent claim and several dependent claims.

Length: 3-5 pages not including title and reference pages

References: 3

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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