Length of Claim

Date Published

The length of a claim (in itself) is not relevant to the issue of clarity. Claims may vary in length from only one or two words to several pages.  The sole question is whether the meaning and scope of the claim can be determined.

Where the length of the claim tends to obscure its meaning, the issue should be dealt with as a lack of succinctness (see 2.11.6 Claims are Succinct).