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By J.D. Houvener
Patent Attorney and Founder

Everybody I’m JD Houvener your host of the bold Today Show with you the inventor entrepreneur business owner which are daily inspiration so you can make the world a better place [Music] we’re here learning about patent litigation and when our second week what I want to get into today is very specific trial situation in patent law litigation claim charting plane charting is one of the most essential pieces of when expert witnesses get to depose right talk about the specific nuances of each element of a claim so I’m gonna show up on the screen here what a claim chart example looks like on the Left column you’re gonna see claim elements now claim elements is just a fancy word for claim wording but they slice up a claim into the different clauses if you’ve ever looked at a patent claim they’re quite lengthy so just take take one row at a time and you can see how you know for example this is claim 12 broken up into parts a b c d and so on and for each phrase there’s a burden of proof that needs to be shown to the jury that there is a equivalent aspect of the infringed product that is also demonstrated right they show that each element of the claim resides in the infringers product once this is shown of course the jury will make a decision as to whether there was a preponderance of evidence whether it’s more likely than not each of these claims was infringed so claim charting the the idea of putting them together and the work that goes into that is intense now you can see the level of detail right and it’s not just you know the invention it’s broken out into each different claim and then beyond that each claim is blown out and described in each different subsection so if this was insightful to you and you won’t learn more about patent law and how to enforce your patents go to our website at bold patents calm and there you can book your free 30-minute consultation and sit down with one of our patent attorneys one-on-one and discuss your specific situation so my pleasure to talk with you here about litigation we’ve got more to come have a great day everybody go big go bold



About the Author
J.D. Houvener is a Registered USPTO Patent Attorney who has a strong interest in helping entrepreneurs and businesses thrive. J.D. leverages his technical background in engineering and experience in the aerospace industry to provide businesses with a unique perspective on their patent needs. He works with clients who are serious about investing in their intellectual assets and provides counsel on how to capitalize their patents in the market. If you have any questions regarding this article or patents in general, consider contacting J.D. at