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3.2 Inclusion of additional features

A claim may be limited by inclusion of additional features, provided the resulting combination was originally disclosed and does not relate to an invention which was not searched, for example:

(a)
from dependent claims, which were dependent on the claim to be limited 
(b)
from the description e.g. the examples 
(c)
from drawings (see H‑V, 6)
(d)
arising from the conversion of an independent claim to a dependent claim.