2.3.2 Effect of the Acts Interpretation Act

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Definition of the terminology used in the Patents Act is not confined to the examples given in sec 3 and elsewhere, since the interpretation of this Act is also subject to the general rules of interpretation specified in the Acts Interpretation Act 1901. This Act defines a number of words used in the Patents Act, but not defined therein, e.g. "person" and "document". It also specifies a number of rules applicable to words used generally, e.g. that words used in the singular shall include the plural and vice versa, unless the contrary intention appears.