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Q9. Plural Advantages

Q9. Plural Advantages
 If an invention shows plural advantages, must a claim include all the features corresponding to each advantages? Or can we separate the features into a plurality of independent claims?

A9. We can separate the features into a plurality of independent claims to obtain broader scope of protection. Note that the each independent claims must meet the requirements of the unity of invention (Art.37) and be supported by the specification (Art.36(6)(1)).