These comprise a series of numbered paragraphs which explain to the Patent Examiner, what it is that you are claiming as New and Novel about your Invention. They thus form the basis of the Search which is carried out by the Patent Examiner, and they therefore make the process of comparing your Intellectual Property with that belonging to other Inventors, much easier.
Without Claims, the Examiner would have to compare a vast amount of your Intellectual Property (i.e. what is in the Description of your Patent Specification; which we can prepare and file for you) instead of the much shorter and concise material in your Claims.
The Search, which is based on the content of the Claims, is carried out by a Patent Examiner at the Intellectual Property Office, and is based on the content of the Claims. The Claims do not need to be submitted with the Description when filing the first patent application, but must be submitted before twelve months have expired, measured from the date of first filing, which is referred to as the Priority Date.
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