substitute specification

substitute specification

A patent specification that is rewritten (1) to include amendments made to the specification after filing; (2) to replace an illegible or unreadable original; or (3) to prepare the papers for printing.

? A substitute specification must be accompanied by a statement that it contains no new matter, and by a copy showing what has been added and deleted since the original specification. Substitute specifications are allowed under 37 CFR ¡ì 1.125.

¡ª Also termed rewritten specification. [Cases: Patents 109. C.J.S. Patents ¡ì¡ì 152¨C155.]


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