MPEP Section 719.07, Related Applications

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719.07 Related Applications [R-3]

The file wrapper or the PALM bib-data sheet (for 09/series applications) should identify earlier filed related applications >(e.g., the applications that are relied upon for benefit under 35 U.S.C. 120)<.

See MPEP § 202.02 and § 202.03.

**>If the application is maintained in the Image File Wrapper (IFW), a bib-data sheet should be printed and the examiner should verify the information on the sheet (e.g., the continuity data and foreign priority information, writing for example, "none," if there is no such data), and submit the copy of the initialed bib-data sheet for scanning.<