37 CFR 1.496: Examination of international applications in the national stage

Taken from the Ninth Edition of the MPEP, Revision 07.2015, Last Revised in November 2015

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1.496    Examination of international applications in the national stage.

National stage applications having paid therein the search fee as set forth in § 1.492(b)(1) and examination fee as set forth in § 1.492(c)(1) may be amended subsequent to the date of commencement of national stage processing only to the extent necessary to eliminate objections as to form or to cancel rejected claims. Such national stage applications will be advanced out of turn for examination.

[Added 52 FR 20051, May 28, 1987, effective July 1, 1987; para. (b) revised, 70 FR 5053, Feb. 1, 2005, effective Feb. 1, 2005; para. (b) revised, 70 FR 35375, June 20, 2005, effective July 1, 2005; revised, 77 FR 48776, Aug. 14, 2012, effective Sept. 16, 2012]