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Chemical patents often have claims made for a whole family of compounds. These are called Markush claims, after Eugene Markush, whose patent with a generic compound description was upheld in court, setting a precedent under U.S. law.. The inventor need not have tested or even prepared all members of the family -- just make a chemically plausible claim of equivalence.
where Q is any atom not carbon or hydrogen, Ak is any alkyl group, and R1 is any group chosen from halogens, -CN or -NO2
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