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Guidelines for Examination

 
 

Annex 1
Checklist for considering the abstract (see F‑II, 2.5)

In the following checklist, the abstractor should, after having studied the disclosure to be abstracted, place a check in the second column after the applicable terms listed in the first column. The requirements listed in the third column corresponding to the checked items of the first column should be borne in mind by the abstractor as he prepares his abstract. Finally, the abstractor may compare his finished abstract with the checked requirements and place a corresponding checkmark in the fourth column if he is satisfied that the requirements have been met.

If the invention is a(n)

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The abstract should deal with:

If so,
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Article

 

its identity, use;
construction, organization, method of manufacture

 

Chemical compound

 

its identity (structure if appropriate);
method of preparation, properties, uses

 

Mixture

 

its nature, properties, use;
essential ingredients (identity, function);
proportion of ingredients, if significant; preparation

 

Machine, apparatus, system

 

its nature, use; construction, organization;
operation

 

Process or operation

 

its nature and characterizing features; material and conditions employed; product, if significant;
nature of and relationship between the steps, if more than one

 

If the disclosure involves alternatives

 

the abstract should deal with the preferred alternative and identify the others if this can be done succinctly;
if this cannot be done, it should mention that they exist and whether they differ substantially from the preferred alternative

 

 

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