1.2.6 Obscurities, Inconsistencies or Contradictions

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A similar procedure to that given in 1.2.5 Subjects to be Excluded from the Search is to be followed where the search examiner considers that a meaningful search is not possible because of obscurities, inconsistencies or contradictions in the specification, to the extent that it is impossible to arrive at a reasonable conclusion as to the scope of the claimed invention.