MPEP 803.03(a)
Transitional Application — Linking Claim Allowable

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

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803.03(a)    Transitional Application — Linking Claim Allowable [R-08.2012]

Whenever divided inventions in a transitional application are rejoined because a linking claim is allowable (MPEP § 809, § 821.04, and § 821.04(a)) and applicant paid the fee set forth in 37 CFR 1.17(s) for the additional invention, applicant should be notified that he or she may request a refund of the fee paid for that additional invention.