Writing Specification

Tips and Tricks for Drafting A Specification:

A.      Describe problem and the source of problem: The invention includes components or steps that address the source of the problem 

B.     Define Terms:

  1. Critical terms must be defined in Specification:  consider nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs.
  2. If you don’t define them, they are subject to Examiner’s interpretation
  3. You can use terms in claims not found in claims, but this is dangerous.

C.      Ranges:  consider inclusive or exclusive of end points.  State preference unless content indicates the contrary.  Explain why range is important or relevant.

D.     Draft fall back positions in Specification

E.      Include ‘unexpected results’ discussion in specification – if you don’t you may need to offer evidence later during prosecution.


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