As we found in part 1 of this guidance note, which considers the effect of plausibility on sufficiently of disclosure, timing is everything when it comes to filing a patent application. Too early and your application may lack the essential evidence to support your invention. Too late and the competition may beat you to it. What follows is a discussion on the problems that may arise if suitable evidence is not included in your patent application, and how those problems may prevent grant of a patent . . .

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