Law - Advantages of the Invention

In describing the advantages of your invention over other solutions, present each advantage in a sentence that will be part of the same paragraph. Furthermore, do not number, prioritize or rank the advantages, as this could affect how the claims are interpreted in a patent application. A good syntax is as follows: "One advantage of the invention is . . . .", "Another advantage of the invention is . . . .", "A further advantage of the invention is . . . ." and, "Yet another advantage of the invention is . . . ." These prefaces can be repeated in any order, ad infinitum.

When a patent application is filed, this information will become a part of the Summary of the Invention section. (Skip a line between paragraphs and indent the first line of each paragraph.)

The position of the USPTO on this issue is described in the following section(s) of the Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (MPEP):

MPEP 608.01(d) - Brief Summary of the Invention

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