2.28.2 Provisions of the Patents Act 1990 (as in Force Immediately Before 15 April 2013)

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The provisions of the Act, as in force immediately before 15 April 2013, continue to apply to certain patent applications and patents as indicated in the relevant parts of this volume.  

In general, the provisions of the Act as they existed before 15 April 2013 continue to apply to standard patent applications and innovation patents with an examination request filed before 15 April 2013.  However, there are certain exceptions, for example re-examination, and examiners should therefore check the appropriate parts of this volume.