608.01(p) Completeness

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Required number of embodiments

MPEP 608.01(p) states that "Specific operative embodiments or examples of the invention must be set forth", which, due to the plural form of the words "embodiments" and "examples" is technically incorrect. An application is required to describe an embodiment. The applicant may choose to provide more. See, e.g., Capon v. Eshhar, 418 F.3d 1349, 1357-58 (Fed. Cir. 2005) ("the level of detail required to satisfy the written ...more »

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