MPEP 1300 – Allowance and Issue

Once the application as been allowed to issue the examiner takes one last look at the application to look for small formal mistakes. If during the course of prosecution some of the claims have changed due to cancellations or amendments the examiner can request that the applicant rewrite certain parts of the application to make them easier to understand in the published patent. The examiner can make two types of amendments on his or her own they are informal or formal amendments.

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