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Sufficient detail should be provided to support an objection relating to patentability issues. In the case of manner of manufacture (patentable subject matter), examiners should be mindful that certain words, such as system or combination, often require careful analysis and, if given a particular interpretation, this should be explained in the objection. For business methods and computer software related applications, issues such as incidental use or post-solution activity using computers etc. need to be clearly explained.

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