2.3.3 Some Examples of Intended Ambits

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In applying the definitions given in the Patents Act and Acts Interpretation Act 1901, consideration of whether the definition is comprehensive or merely inclusive may be required. In the former case, to which most examples in the Patents Act belong, the definition determines the ambit of the term defined; in the latter case, the definition merely specifies individual inclusions (or exclusions).

Examples of intended ambits from the Patents Act and Regulations include: