A Divisional Application is filed when the parent application contains more than one distinct invention. If multiple inventions are disclosed in a single application, the applicant may pursue claims to one of the multiple inventions listed in the parent application, and pursue other inventions in subsequent divisional applications. Divisional applications, generally, have the same specifications as the parent application and claim the priority date of the parent, but have a different set of claims. In the U.S., divisional applications often result when the Patent Examiner issues a “restriction requirement”, which limits each patent application to a single invention. Divisional applications in Europe and Australia are equivalent to a continuation application in the U.S.