I am reading a legal paper and I see this "further embodiment" a lot. I wonder what it means?

Thank you

  • Is it used with reference to a patent?
    – user66974
    Jul 28, 2014 at 17:10
  • Yes it is in a patent paper. Jul 28, 2014 at 17:12

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Here is a clear description of what the term 'embodiment' in legal terms and in your context mean: (further means 'additional')


by definition is a manner in which an invention can be made, used, practiced or expressed. Embodiment in Patent Applications

  • The phrase embodiment will be in your patent application, as part of the "legalese" used. In a patent application the specification will include descriptions of the preferred embodiments. If you read a patent you will often see a section headlined DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT. You will often refer to some aspect of your invention as an embodiment in descriptions.

Source: http://inventors.about.com/od/definations/g/embodiment.htm

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