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What practical requirements are there for unity of an invention with multiple independent claims?

In the EPO, a machine that dries hair with ice cubes and one that dries hair with friction would not be considered unitary. As mentioned in the comments by George White, the EPO looks for something ...
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Just got an extended European search report with Unity rejection, how can I do to argue with the Examiner?

From the above I come to the conclusion that the unity objection is raised because claim 1 was found non-inventive (non compliance with Art. 56) and therefore the single general inventive concept ...
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Combining two claims for two inventions in one patent

Mostly that is true. In the US, if a granted patent contains two separate inventions, there is no problem (35 USC ยง 121): The validity of a patent shall not be questioned for failure of the ...
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Combining two claims for two inventions in one patent

More or less yes, but there are some conditions to be fulfilled and this depends mostly on the jurisdiction you are referring to. The general idea is that you are not allowed to put two inventions in ...
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