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Patent Rules

Version of section 86 from 2007-06-02 to 2019-07-01:

  •  (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) If the application contains a sequence listing, the claims may refer to sequences represented in the sequence listing by the sequence identifier and preceded by “SEQ ID NO:”.

  • (3.1) For the purposes of subsection (3), sequence identifier has the same meaning as in the PCT sequence listing standard.

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

  • SOR/2007-90, s. 20
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