Transitional Phrases in Patent Claims: Comprising vs. Consisting Of
Thread poster: Richard Hill

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May 30, 2011

I came accross this article on the web:

"Transitional phrases in patent applications are important, as they specify whether the claim is limited to only the elements listed, or whether the claim may cover items or processes that have additional elements. The most common transitional phrase used is the "open ended" phrase "comprising". However, many claims use "closed-ended" language such as "consisting of"."

A very important difference, especially for patents.
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I came accross this article on the web:

"Transitional phrases in patent applications are important, as they specify whether the claim is limited to only the elements listed, or whether the claim may cover items or processes that have additional elements. The most common transitional phrase used is the "open ended" phrase "comprising". However, many claims use "closed-ended" language such as "consisting of"."

A very important difference, especially for patents.
Read more at: http://www.patentlens.net/daisy/bios/2618.html
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