37 CFR 1.438: The abstract

Taken from the Ninth Edition of the MPEP, Revision 07.2022, Published February 2023

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1.438    The abstract.

  • (a) Requirements as to the content and form of the abstract are set forth in PCT Rule 8, and shall be adhered to.
  • (b) Lack of an abstract upon filing of an international application will not affect the granting of a filing date. However, failure to furnish an abstract within one month from the date of the notification by the Receiving Office will result in the international application being declared withdrawn.