Multiple independent claims 

Multiple independent claims in one category are per se not a reason for a restriction of the search (see GL/PCT‑EPO B‑VIII, 4).

If appropriate, an objection as to clarity and conciseness under Article 6 may be made under Box VIII (see GL/PCT‑EPO F‑IV, 3.2). As an alternative, for cases where multiple independent claims in one category do not affect the clarity of the definition of the invention, a minor objection may be raised under Box VII.

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