MPEP 2308.01
Final Disposal of Claims

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

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2308.01    Final Disposal of Claims [R-08.2012]

Judgment against a claim in an interference, including any judgment on priority or patentability, finally disposes of the claim. No further action is needed from the examiner on that claim. If no claim remains allowable to the applicant, a notice of abandonment should be issued.