MPEP 2173.05(m)
Prolix

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

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2173.05(m)    Prolix [R-08.2012]

Examiners should reject claims as prolix only when they contain such long recitations or unimportant details that the scope of the claimed invention is rendered indefinite thereby. Claims are rejected as prolix when they contain long recitations that the metes and bounds of the claimed subject matter cannot be determined.