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    a patent application-related question

    Hi, could anybody help me understand the following sentence?
    This is about documents on patent application.

    Examination Support Document can be avoided by submitting a proposed restriction requirement, with an election w/o traverse of an invention to which there are drawn 10 or fewer representative claims.

    Could you paraphrase the blue part?
    Technical terms are OK for me, I can look them up in dictionaries.

    Thank you in advance!

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    Re: a patent application-related question

    Quote Originally Posted by pink dragon View Post
    Hi, could anybody help me understand the following sentence?
    This is about documents on patent application.

    Examination Support Document can be avoided by submitting a proposed restriction requirement, with an election w/o traverse of an invention to which there are drawn 10 or fewer representative claims.

    Could you paraphrase the blue part?
    Technical terms are OK for me, I can look them up in dictionaries.

    Thank you in advance!
    It might as well be in Vulcan.

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    Re: a patent application-related question

    Quote Originally Posted by pink dragon View Post
    Examination Support Document can be avoided by submitting a proposed restriction requirement, with an election w/o traverse of an invention to which there are drawn 10 or fewer representative claims.
    Does "drawn" mean "created" or "cited" in this case?

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    Re: a patent application-related question

    It makes no sense to me either. Are the representative claims claims against the patent? If so, then I would say 'drawn' meant something like 'attracted'.

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    Re: a patent application-related question

    Quote Originally Posted by pink dragon View Post
    Hi, could anybody help me understand the following sentence?
    This is about documents on patent application.
    Examination Support Document can be avoided by submitting a proposed restriction requirement, with an election w/o traverse of an invention to which there are drawn 10 or fewer representative claims.
    ...
    Sorry PD, you need a patent lawyer to define what - in the context of patent law - are the meanings of 'election without traverse of an invention' and 'draw a representative claim'. I guess you were hoping that there'd be a patent lawyer in the forum - but it seems not (so far, at least).

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    Re: a patent application-related question

    Thank you, everybody!

    I wasn't hoping that there'd be a patent lawyer in the forum, but I was just hoping that it would be easier for native speakers to understand this at least than for me. But if this is difficult even for native speakers, it's OK. I'm sorry to have bothered you all.

    I appreciate your willingness to help me anyway!

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    Not at all, PD- it's just that this one was impossible to work out.

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    Re: a patent application-related question

    Quote Originally Posted by pink dragon View Post
    Thank you, everybody!

    I wasn't hoping that there'd be a patent lawyer in the forum, but I was just hoping that it would be easier for native speakers to understand this at least than for me. But if this is difficult even for native speakers, it's OK. I'm sorry to have bothered you all.

    I appreciate your willingness to help me anyway!
    There are some things we mere mortals weren't meant to understand.

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    Re: a patent application-related question

    Patently.

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    Good one, TDOL

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