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600 Parts, Form, and Content of Application

608.04(b) could reference 1893.03(e)

608.04(b) (Jan. 2018) says:

> Applicants can avoid the need to file a preliminary amendment by incorporating any
> desired amendments into the text of the specification, even where the application is
> a continuation or divisional application of a prior-filed application. Applicants are
> strongly encouraged to avoid submitting any preliminary amendments.

However, this "strong[] encourage[ment]" does not apply to national-stage... more »

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600 Parts, Form, and Content of Application

Clarify position of copyright notice in spec (1.71/1.77/608.01)

MPEP 608.01(w) (Jan. 2018) and 27 CFR 1.71(d) suggest that a copyright-notice paragraph should "preferably [be] the first paragraph ... of the specification." However, this is often not the case. Would the Office please clarify at least the MPEP, and preferably also 1.71(d), to reflect current practice? For example, in recent US 10,219,356 (the first hit in a quick patft search), the "cross-reference to related applications"... more »

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