MPEP 808
Reasons for Insisting Upon Restriction

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

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808    Reasons for Insisting Upon Restriction [R-08.2012]

Every requirement to restrict has two aspects: (A) the reasons (as distinguished from the mere statement of conclusion) why each inventionas claimed is either independent or distinct from the other(s); and (B) the reasons why there would be a serious burden on the examiner if restriction is not required, i.e., the reasons for insisting upon restriction therebetween as set forth in the following sections.