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Patent Rules

Version of section 86 from 2006-03-22 to 2007-06-01:

  •  (1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3), claims shall not, except where necessary, rely, in respect of the features of the invention, on references to the description or drawings and, in particular, they shall not rely on such references as: “as described in Part ... of the description”, or “as illustrated in figure ... of the drawings”.

  • (2) Where the application contains drawings, the features mentioned in the claims may be followed by the reference characters, placed between parentheses, appearing in the drawings and relating to such features.

  • (3) Where the application contains a sequence listing, the claims may refer to a sequence identifier number referred to in subsection 113(2).

  • (4) Where the specification refers to a deposit of biological material, the claims may refer to that deposit.

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