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Q50.Claims Attempting to Define the Invention by Objectives to be Attained

Q50.Claims Attempting to Define the Invention by Objectives to be Attained
 Can a claim be defined by objectives to be attained?

A50. The JPO states that where a claim includes the definition of a product by the result to be achieved, there may be cases where concrete products which can obtain such a result cannot be conceived. When a certain concrete means which can obtain such result is disclosed in the specification or drawings and it is also recognized that only the concrete means is substantially disclosed, the scope of the invention is usually deemed to be unclear.