Welcome to the new version of the Patents Manual. Please note there are changes to the numbering and sequence of the chapters and pages in the manual. You are encouraged to take the time to explore and familiarise yourself with this new structure. Omnibus claims – references to the descriptions or drawings

Date Published

​​​​​​​Key Legislation:

Patents Act:

  • s40(3A) Claim must not rely on references to descriptions, drawings

Related Chapters:

Examination Practice

Omnibus claims define an invention by references to the description, drawings, graphics or photographs. Unless they are absolutely necessary, omnibus claims should be objected to and opinion on the claims reserved. For further information see Omnibus claims. ​​​​​​​

Amended Reasons

Amended Reason Date Amended

Published for testing

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