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PATENTS ACT 1990 No. 83, 1990 - SECT 40

Specifications
40. (1) A provisional specification must describe the invention.

(2) A complete specification must:

   (a)  describe the invention fully, including the best method known to the
        applicant of performing the invention; and

   (b)  where it relates to an application for a standard patent - end with a
        claim or claims defining the invention; and

   (c)  where it relates to an application for a petty patent - end with a
        single claim, or a single independent claim and not more than 2
        dependent claims, defining the invention.

(3) The claim or claims must be clear and succinct and fairly based on the
matter described in the specification.

(4) The claim or claims must relate to one invention only. 


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