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Q147. Reference Numerals in Claims

Q147. Reference Numerals in Claims
 Can we include reference numerals in claims?

A147. Yes. You can include reference numerals in claims. The use of reference numerals is not mandatory.
 Reference numerals in claims are not regarded as a limitation to claims or are not considered to cause file wrapper estoppels. Nevertheless, there is no court decision where the presence of reference numerals in a claim was at issue.