comprising

What is comprising?

comprising meaning in Property terms is (used when defining the scope of a claim)A transitional phrase that is synonymous with (means the same thing as) “including,” “containing” or “characterized by;” is inclusive or open-ended and does not exclude additional, unrecited elements or method steps. Comprising is a term of art used in claim language which means that the named elements are essential in describing the invention.– see MPEP 2111.03 for more

 

reference: Glossary – United States Patent and Trademark Office

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