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4.6 Rule 42(1)(c) vs. Art. 52(1)

If it is decided that an independent claim defines a patentable invention within the meaning of Art. 52(1), it must be possible to derive a technical problem from the application. In this case the requirement of Rule 42(1)(c) is fulfilled (see T 26/81).

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Rule 42(1)(c)