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April 23, 2008

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What's to prevent inventor Jones from defining a "Jones group" in the specification and then claiming the Jones group in the claim?

'What's to prevent inventor Jones from defining a "Jones group" in the specification and then claiming the Jones group in the claim?'

The FR notice gives (at 44994) this example of "an alternative form that do[es] not use [the phrase "selected from the group consisting of" or the word "or"]":

"'a protein having SEQ ID NO:2' (where a review of SEQ ID NO:2 of the sequence listing shows that at certain positions, specific alternative variations are permitted);"

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