MPEP 608.01(e)
Reservation Clauses Not Permitted

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

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608.01(e)    Reservation Clauses Not Permitted [R-08.2012]

37 C.F.R. 1.79 Reservation clauses not permitted.

A reservation for a future application of subject matter disclosed but not claimed in a pending application will not be permitted in the pending application, but an application disclosing unclaimed subject matter may contain a reference to a later filed application of the same applicant or owned by a common assignee disclosing and claiming that subject matter.