Constitutional and Geometric Isomers

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Where a different constitutional or geometric isomer is described in the prior art, it would be unusual for this to be considered a disclosure, even in a generic sense, of other isomers. For example, an ortho substituted isomer does not generically disclose the para substituted isomer and the cis isomer does not disclose the trans isomer. Consequently, there would not be a clear and unmistakable disclosure of other isomers.