Collocations, Kits

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Where a claim defines a number of integers with no working interrelationship, the claim is said to be for a collocation of integers. Typically, the apparent novelty of such a claim resides in one of those integers and examiners should base their search strategy on that integer.

Note: A claim to a collocation of integers is novel if any integer of that collocation is itself novel.

Where a claim is directed to a collocation of known integers, such as a kit of parts, the claim is not in respect of a manner of manufacture (see Collocations).