DOCTRINE OF EQUIVALENTS

Patent. 1. The accused product, process, apparatus, or composition: a. has substantially the same overall function, b. operates in substantially the same way, and c. achieves substantially the same result or qualities as the product, process, apparatus, composition disclosed in the patent claim; and

2. Every element of the patent claim either is literally present, or has some substantially equivalent corresponding element in the accused product process apparatus composition.

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