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patent claims
« on: September 21, 2017, 09:55:43 AM »
My first claim of twenty claims is my independent claim consisting of four main characteristics (A,B,C,D) - elements of the invention. If my next 19 claims go on to break down A,B,C,D individually; would those 19 claims be considered to be independent claims? Considering they each make reference to A,B,C, or D; shouldn't they be?

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Re: patent claims
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2017, 06:24:43 AM »
If claims 2-20 all reference and refer to claim 1 they would be considered "dependent" claims. 
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