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2.14 Modified Examination

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Modified examination under sec 48 was an alternative to standard examination under sec 45. However, modified examination was only available for a complete application for a standard patent and where a patent had been granted in a prescribed foreign country in respect of a prescribed application made in that country.  Under modified examination, the description and claims were required to be "the same" as those of a patent granted in a prescribed foreign country in order for acceptance to occur.

The Patents Act 1990 ceased to allow the filing of requests for modified examination on 15 April 2013.  

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