multiple dependent claim

What is multiple dependent claim?

multiple dependent claim meaning in Property terms is a dependent claim which further limits and refers back in the alternative to more than one preceding independent or dependent claim. Acceptable multiple dependent claims shall refer to preceding claims using the terms “or, any one of, one of, any of, either.” A multiple dependent claim may not depend on another multiple dependent claim, either directly or indirectly.– see 37 CFR 1.75 and MPEP 608.01(n).

 

reference: Glossary – United States Patent and Trademark Office

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