Section 70E

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70E.-(1)In section 70 and section 70b references to a patent include references to an application for a patent that has been published under section 16.

(2)Where the threat of infringement proceedings is made after an application has been published (but before grant) the reference in section 70c (3) to “the patent” is to be treated as a reference to the patent as granted in pursuance of that application.

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