How Many Patent Claims Are Enough?
the average number of independent claims in a patent application to the total number of claims in the patent. The results fit very nicely to the equation:
His analysis of Sensitivity to Claim Fee Variation also shows the effect of increasing claim fees on reducing the number of claims filed in patent applications around December 8, 2004.
y = 0.0921x + 1.1993,
where y is the number of independent claims and x is the total number of claims. The fit has a very high R(^2) value of 0.9967.