2.9.1 Overview

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The following topics are covered in this chapter:

The topics ‘Patentable Subject Matter’ and ‘Other Issues’ reflect the headings used for categories of objections in examination reports.  

The term ‘Patentable Subject Matter’ should be understood as being synonymous with ‘Manner of Manufacture’ and corresponds to issues that should be listed against ‘Patentable Subject Matter’ in the ‘Summary of Novelty, Inventive Step and Patentable Subject Matter’ section of the examination report.

Objections arising from patentability issues discussed in 2.9.3 Other Issues should be included in the ‘Other Issues’ section of the examination report.  Such issues relate to, for example, sec 18(2) and sec 50(1) considerations.