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lonnie ste
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what is this attachment means?
« on: Nov 29th, 2007, 12:52pm »
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Is indicating "attachment means" in the claim invoking paragraph 6?  I just want to claim all things using a nail, screw, fastener etc.  
 
 
Is this language good enough?
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Re: what is this attachment means?
« Reply #1 on: Nov 29th, 2007, 2:01pm »
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Yes it is and does.   Paragraph six can be invoked using "****X means" or "means for."
 
 
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Re: what is this attachment means?
« Reply #2 on: Nov 29th, 2007, 2:35pm »
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make sure you describe all means in the spec.   Saying "means for" is the preferred method of provoking means limitation.  There is a strong presumption that it will apply if you say "attachment means", and it seems like it will apply depending on the structure of the claim.
 
I recommend staying away from means language in most situations. Try rearranging the structure of your claim so you only claim that the elements are attached
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