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Q12. Dependent Claims

Q12. Dependent Claims
 Will dependent claims be automatically determined to be invalid in a trial for invalidation if the independent claim is determined to be invalid?

A12. No. A trial for invalidation should be demanded for each claim whether independent or dependent, and dependent claims can be maintained if they do not have any reasons for invalidation themselves, even though the independent claim is determined to be invalid. So, it is recommendable to draft dependent claims if these dependent claims have any additional significant features.