MPEP 608.01(k)
Statutory Requirement of Claims

Ninth Edition of the MPEP, Revision 10.2019, Last Revised in June 2020

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608.01(k)    Statutory Requirement of Claims [R-10.2019]

35 U.S.C. 112 requires that the specification shall particularly point out and distinctly claim the subject matter which the inventor or joint inventor regards as his or her invention. The portion of the application in which this is done forms the claim or claims. This is an important part of the application, as it is the definition of that for which protection is granted.