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Example of the Common Application Format

The CAF requires that paragraphs of the description be numbered consecutively using Arabic numerals. The title of the invention and section titles (such as “Summary of Invention” and “Example 1”) are not numbered. The order of elements in a PCT application is prescribed by Section 207 of the Administrative Instructions.

Indenting has been used to facilitate legibility.

Description 
          Title of the Invention
          Technical Field
                    0001
          Background Art
                    0002
          Summary of Invention
                    Technical Problem
                    0003
                    Solution to Problem
                    0004
                    0005
                    Advantageous Effects of Invention
                    0006
          Brief Description of Drawings
                    0007
                              Fig. 1
                              Fig. 2
          Description of Embodiments
                    0008
                    Examples
                    0009
                    0010
                    Example 1
                    0011
                    Example 2
                    0012
          Industrial Applicability
                    0013
          Reference Signs List
                    0014
          Reference to Deposited Biological Material
                    0015
          Sequence Listing Free Text
                    0016
          Citation List
                    Patent Literature
                    0017
                    Non Patent Literature
                    0018
Claims
          Claim 1
          Claim 2
Abstract
Drawings
          Fig. 1
          Fig. 2
Sequence Listing

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