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Patents Act 1977

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2In those provisions as they apply by virtue of this Schedule—

(a)a reference to this Act includes a reference to the 1949 Act;

(b)a reference to a specified provision of this Act other than one of those provisions shall be construed as a reference to the corresponding provision of the 1949 Act (any provision of that Act being treated as corresponding to a provision of this Act if it was enacted for purposes which are the same as or similar to that provision of this Act) ;

(c)a reference to rules includes a reference to rules under the 1949 Act;

(d)references to a patent under this Act and to an application for such a patent include respectively a reference to an existing patent and application ;

(e)references to the grant of a patent under this Act includes a reference to the sealing and grant of an existing patent;

(f)a reference to a patented product and to a patented invention include respectively a reference to a product and invention patented under an existing patent;

(g)references to a published application for a patent under this Act, and to publication of such an application, include respectively references to a complete specification which has been published under the 1949 Act and to publication of such a specification (and a reference to an application for a patent under this Act which has not been published shall be construed accordingly);

(h)a reference to the publication in the journal of a notice of the grant of a patent includes a reference to the date of an existing patent;

(i)a reference to the priority date of an invention includes a reference to the priority date of the relevant claim of the complete specification.

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