Nested claims before the EPO: pragmatic cosmetics or clarity obstructing nuisance?
It’s been said that the logo of the EPO resembles the ideal way in which a set of patent claims should be drafted. There should be a broadest, well-rounded claim at the center, and it should be surrounded by additional layers of protection in the form of dependent claims; this can result in nested subject matter within the scope of the broadest claim. The result could very well be a set of nested claims. Or could it?Read more