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5.2 Allowability of correction of bibliographic data

The sole reason for allowing correction of linguistic errors, errors of transcription and obvious mistakes is to ensure that the decision says what the Division actually intended at the time of issue. If the bibliographic data referred to in the decision to grant, to maintain the patent in amended form or to limit the patent is not and obviously cannot be the bibliographic data corresponding to the real intention of the Division, the bibliographic data erroneously indicated can be corrected under Rule 140.