AGGREGATION OF CLAIMS

aggregation of claims. Patents. In a patent application, an excessive number of claims that do not differ significantly in scope and are essentially duplicative. • Although a patent applicant may claim an invention and its various features in a reasonable number of ways, each claim must differ materially from the others. — Also termed multiplicity of claims; undue multiplicity of claims. [Cases: Patents 124. C.J.S. Patents § 210.]