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That is, the claim(s), abstract and sequence listings (if any) should each begin on a new page since each of these sections (specification, abstract, claims, sequence listings) of the disclosure are separately indexed in the Image File Wrapper (IFW). Applicant’s cooperation is requested in correcting any errors of which applicant may become aware in the specification.
There should be no overlap on a single page of more than one section of the disclosure. Certain cross references to other related applications may be made. applications identified only by the attorney’s docket number may be amended to properly identify the earlier application(s). As the specification is never returned to applicant under any circumstances, the applicant should retain an accurate copy thereof. The pages of the specification including claims and abstract must be numbered consecutively, starting with 1, the numbers being centrally located above or preferably, below, the text.
The abstract must commence on a separate sheet and any sheet including an abstract or portion of an abstract may not contain any other parts of the application or other material (37 CFR 1.72(b)). See 37 CFR 1.125 for filing rewritten papers constituting a substitute specification required by the Office. All papers which are to become a part of the permanent records of the U. Patent and Trademark Office must be legibly written either by a typewriter or mechanical printer in permanent dark ink or its equivalent in portrait orientation on flexible, strong, smooth, nonshiny, durable, and white paper.
Examiners should not object to the specification and/or claims in patent applications merely because applicants are using British English spellings (e.g., colour) rather than American English spellings. Note that 37 CFR 1.52(b)(1)(ii) only requires the application to be in the English language. The specification should be revised carefully in order to comply with 35 U. The text must be written in a nonscript type font (e.g., Arial, Times Roman, or Courier, preferably a font size of 12) lettering style having capital letters which should be at least 0.3175 cm.
The inclusion of such proscribed language in a federal government publication would not be in the public interest.
Also, the inclusion in application drawings of any depictions or caricatures that might reasonably be considered offensive to any group should be similarly objected to. 122(b) and an examiner should not pass the application to issue until such language or drawings have been deleted, or questions relating to the propriety thereof fully resolved. 112, revision of the application should be required. The written description must not include information that is not related to applicant’s invention, e.g., prospective disclaimers regarding comments made by examiners.
Some of the patent application papers received by the U. Patent and Trademark Office are copies of the original, ribbon copy.
These are acceptable if, in the opinion of the Office, they are legible and permanent.