MPEP 1215.02
Claims Standing Allowed

This is the Ninth Edition of the MPEP, Revision 08.2017, Last Revised in Januay 2018

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1215.02    Claims Standing Allowed [R-08.2012]

If an application contains allowed claims, as well as claims on appeal, the withdrawal of the appeal does not operate as an abandonment of the application, but is considered a withdrawal of the appeal as to those claims and authority to the examiner to cancel the same. An amendment canceling the appealed claims is equivalent to a withdrawal of the appeal.