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Ron Alder
Replacement WHAT?
« on: Aug 30th, 2006, 4:50pm »
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   I have a question.   I think it is one of degree.  How do you know when to submit a replacement specification?   I have a few amendments in almost every paragraph of a specification, should I just submit a replacement and clean copy?   Or do you guys wait until the Examiner says something?
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Re: Replacement WHAT?
« Reply #1 on: Aug 30th, 2006, 6:17pm »
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1.125(a) says:  
If the number or nature of the amendments or the legibility of the application papers renders it difficult to consider the application, or to arrange the papers for printing or copying, the Office may require the entire specification, including the claims, or any part thereof, be rewritten.
If your specification is long (more than 15-20 pages), I think you probably will be required to submit a substitute spec given that every paragraph or so is being amended.
By submitting a substitute specification, you will perhaps be expediting the prosecution of the application as you will have deflected any potential requirement to submit one.
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