MPEP 707.07(e)
Note All Outstanding Requirements

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

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707.07(e)    Note All Outstanding Requirements [R-08.2012]

In taking up an amended application for action the examiner should note in every letter all the requirements outstanding against the application. Every point in the prior action of an examiner which is still applicable must be repeated or referred to, to prevent the implied waiver of the requirement. Such requirements include requirements for information under 37 CFR 1.105 and MPEP § 704.10; however the examiner should determine whether any such requirement has been satisfied by a negative reply under 37 CFR 1.105(a)(3).

As soon as allowable subject matter is found, correction of all informalities then present should be required.