MPEP 707.07
Completeness and Clarity of Examiner’s Action

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

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707.07    Completeness and Clarity of Examiner’s Action [R-08.2012]

37 C.F.R. 1.104 Nature of examination.

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  • (b) Completeness of examiner’s action. The examiner’s action will be complete as to all matters, except that in appropriate circumstances, such as misjoinder of invention, fundamental defects in the application, and the like, the action of the examiner may be limited to such matters before further action is made. However, matters of form need not be raised by the examiner until a claim is found allowable.

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