- A statement included in a patent application that describes the invention in exact terms, using an established formal style and precise terminology. Patent claims allow the Patent and Trademark Office to determine whether an invention should be patented, and give courts a way to determine whether there has been an infringement of a patent. In effect, a patent claim indicates the boundaries of the patent in the way that a deed marks the boundaries of a property.
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