Preferred Embodiment

Under many patent systems the inventor is not just required to disclose how to practice the invention, he or she is required to disclose what he or she believes is the best way to practice the invention, which is referred to as the preferred embodiment. Failure to do so, by, for example, disclosing a way to practice the invention that works, but gets worse results than another known to the inventor, is in the US inequitable conduct. See Best Mode.

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