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Patent Rules

Version of section 62 from 2019-10-30 to 2022-06-30:

Marginal note:No references to description or drawings

  •  (1) Subject to subsections (2) to (4), the claims must not, except when necessary, rely, in respect of the features of the invention, on references to the description or the drawings and, in particular, they must not rely on such references as “as described in Part blank line of the description” or “as illustrated in figure blank line of the drawings”.

  • Marginal note:Reference characters

    (2) If the application for a patent contains drawings, the features mentioned in the claims may be followed by the reference characters, placed between parentheses, that appear in the drawings and relate to those features.

  • Marginal note:Sequence identifier

    (3) If the description contains a sequence listing, the claims may refer to sequences represented in the sequence listing by the sequence identifier, as defined in the PCT sequence listing standard, and preceded by “SEQ ID NO:”.

  • Marginal note:Deposit of biological material

    (4) If the description refers to a deposit of biological material, the claims may refer to that deposit.

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