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D. Inventive step
9.10. 
Problem inventions 
9.11. 
New use of a known measure 
9.12. 
Obvious new use 
9.13. 
Need to improve properties 
9.14. 
Disclaimer 
9.15. 
Optimisation of parameters 
9.16. 
Small improvement in commercially used process 
9.17. 
Analogy process - envisageable product 
9.18. 
Examples of the denial of inventive step