Prosecution Pointer 39

Prosecution First Blog Pointer

If an application is filed with an Abstract over 150 words, the USPTO will send applicant a notice to correct the abstract (with a period for reply of two months); the mere presence of an abstract which fails to comply with amended 37 C.F.R. § 1.72 will not prevent an application from being accorded a filing date. It will, however, delay the initiation of the examination.

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