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How I describe Said Invention

I’m quite happy with the timeline above showing the percentage of US utility patents that include the word “said” within their set of claims.
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Overall Patent Application Timeline

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Provisional Patent Application Filings

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The chart above shows the percentage of issued US utility patents (by issue date) that claim priority to a US provisional patent application filing. What is your take-away?

Compact Patents

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The chart above shows the percentage of U.S. patents that list more than thirty patent claims.  As you can see, the numbers have fallen for the past decade of patent issuances.  (Each dot represents patents issued within a single we...

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