Contribution to the known art 

When analysing the application, the examinersearch division should concentrate on trying to understand what technical contribution the invention as defined in the claims adds to the known art. This should normally be sufficiently clear from the application as filed. If it is not, an objection should be raised in the search opinion (see F‑II, 4.5); but the examinersearch division should not raise an objection of this kind unless heit is convinced it is necessary, since to do so might result in the applicant introducing additional subject-matter and thus offending against Art. 123(2) (see H‑IV, 2 and H‑V).

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