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Methods of testing, observation and measurement may be patentable provided they go beyond a mere scheme or working directions.

(See Discoveries, Ideas, Scientific Theories, Schemes and Plans and Mere Working Directions).

Methods which address a technical limitation, for example, improving the accuracy of measurement or observation of a physical characteristic, will generally be permitted.

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