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Quoting verbatim inside a patent

Quoting verbatim inside a patent
« on: February 06, 2017, 08:20:54 AM »
It would be good for the BACKGROUND section of my patent to take a quote and copy it verbatim from a website. This quote contains specific data concerning the history of landmines and is used to define the problem that the invention solves.

1. It is OK, to quote something verbatim? Or should I paraphrase and just use the data?

2. How do I reference the quote or data? With a superscript connecting the data in the BACKGROUND to the citation in OTHER REFERENCES?
« Last Edit: February 06, 2017, 08:38:00 AM by danon »

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Re: Quoting verbatim inside a patent
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2017, 09:28:39 AM »
My personal (non-legal) opinion is you should paraphrase and not copy entire sections.  If there are certain facts or key sentences you can copy those and just cite the source in-line (do not include hyperlinks).

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Re: Quoting verbatim inside a patent
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2017, 02:10:46 AM »
Thanks for your advice - I appreciate it. Great website!