37 CFR 1.79: Reservation clauses not permitted

Taken from the Ninth Edition of the MPEP, Revision 08.2017, Last Revised in January 2018

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1.79    Reservation clauses not permitted.

A reservation for a future application of subject matter disclosed but not claimed in a pending application will not be permitted in the pending application, but an application disclosing unclaimed subject matter may contain a reference to a later filed application of the same applicant or owned by a common assignee disclosing and claiming that subject matter.