define the invention and are what aspects are legally enforceable. The specification must conclude with a claim particularly pointing out and distinctly claiming the subject matter which the applicant regards as his invention or discovery. The claim or claims must conform to the invention as set forth in the remainder of the specification and the terms and phrases used in the claims must find clear support or antecedent basis in the description so that the meaning of the terms in the claims may be ascertainable (clearly understood ) by reference to the description. (See 37 CFR § 1.58(a)).
-- see MPEP 608.01(i) for more
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- Application (for Patent), canceled claim, Cancellation of Claims, Cancelled Matter, Claim, Picture, doctrine of claim differentiation, Rationale for Patentability
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