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PATENTS ACT 1990 - SECT 7A

Meaning of useful

             (1)  For the purposes of this Act, an invention is taken not to be useful unless a specific, substantial and credible use for the invention (so far as claimed) is disclosed in the complete specification.

             (2)  The disclosure in the complete specification must be sufficient for that specific, substantial and credible use to be appreciated by a person skilled in the relevant art.

             (3)  Subsection (1) does not otherwise affect the meaning of the word useful in this Act.



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