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2.3 Content of the abstract

The abstract must:

(i)
indicate the title of the invention  
(ii)
indicate the technical field to which the invention pertains; 
(iii)
contain a concise summary of the disclosure as contained in the description, claims and drawings, which must be so drafted as to allow a clear understanding of the technical problem, the gist of the solution of that problem through the invention and the principal use of the invention and, where applicable, it should contain the chemical formula which, among those contained in the application, best characterises the invention; 
(iv)
not contain statements on the alleged merits or value of the invention or its speculative application;
(v)
preferably not contain more than one hundred and fifty words; and 
(vi)
be accompanied by an indication of the figure or exceptionally more than one figure of the drawings which should accompany the abstract. Each main feature mentioned in the abstract and illustrated by a drawing, should be followed by a reference sign in parenthesis.