- Functional Claim (patent)
A claim term is functional when it recites a feature by what it does rather than by what it is. Functional claiming are often viewed with care by patent examiners who are cautioned when claims merely recite a description of a problem to be solved or a function or result achieved by the invention, the boundaries of the claim scope may be unclear.
© 1999- 2019 Smith and Hopen, P.A.
SMITH & HOPEN® and logo are federally registered trademarks.