714.16(c) Amendments Under 37 CFR 1.312, Additional Claims [R-08.2012]
If the amendment under 37 CFR 1.312 adds claims (total and independent) in excess of the number previously paid for, additional fees are required. The amendment is not considered by the examiner unless accompanied by the full fee required. See MPEP § 607 and 35 U.S.C. 41.