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Reference numbers in claims

2.59 Claims may refer to reference signs used in drawings, if a specification contains drawings. Reference signs do not limit the scope of the claims to the particular drawing, but merely assist the reader to understand the definition (Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd v Premium Aircraft Interiors UK Ltd [2010] RPC 8). Unless necessary, the presence of the reference signs should not form the basis for an objection.