2007 Rule 16

16. Single inventive concept

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(1) For the purposes of the Act, two or more inventions shall be treated as being so linked as to form a single inventive concept where there exists between those inventions a technical relationship which involves one or more of the same or corresponding special technical features.

(2) In paragraph (1) "special technical features" means those technical features which define a contribution which each of the claimed inventions, considered as a whole, makes over the prior art.

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