608.01(q) Substitute or Rewritten Specification

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608.01(q) Substitute or Rewritten Specification

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"proper idiomatic English"

MPEP 608.01(q) includes form paragraph 6.28, which states in part: "A substitute specification in proper idiomatic English and in compliance with 37 CFR 1.52(a) and (b) is required." According to http://www.dailywritingtips.com/idiomatic-english/: "In his renowned A Dictionary of Modern English Usage, H. W. Fowler defined an idiomatic expression as one that is “natural for a normal Englishman to say or write.” He went ...more »


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