"Omnibus claims in the international arena," Louis F. Wagner, Esq.

With commerce becoming increasingly international in scope, it is important to consider the implications of foreign patent protection before introducing your product into countries outside of the United States. A type of claim called an “omnibus” claim is not available in the U.S., but is available in many foreign jurisdictions. Should you be concerned about this type of claim? A brief analysis of the scope of this particular claim will answer that question.