MPEP Section 808, Reasons for Insisting Upon Restriction
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808 Reasons for Insisting Upon Restriction [R-3]
Every requirement to restrict has two aspects: (A) the reasons (as distinguished from the mere statement of conclusion) why **>each invention< as claimed *>is< either independent or distinct >from the other(s)<; and (B) the reasons >why there would be a serious burden on the examiner if restriction is not required, i.e., the reasons< for insisting upon restriction therebetween as set forth in the following sections.