349. Arrangement of claims.

349.     Arrangement of claims.

The usual practice is to begin the claims1 with one to the invention in its broadest aspect, and to follow it with narrower claims, restricted by additional limitations to particular forms of the invention2. There may be claims to variants upon the original claim; and claims to a process may be coupled with claims to the product, or to the apparatus used for carrying it out3.

Where the specification includes drawings or photographs, or examples of a chemical or like process, it is customary to end with a claim or