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Q103. Requirements for Amendment after Final OA

Q103. Requirements for Amendment after Final OA
 Explain requirements for amendment after final OA

A103. In addition to above answer, when responding to final OA, claim amendment is restricted to any one of the following purposes.
(1) Cancellation of a claim or claims
(2) Restriction of the scope of claims (limited to the cases where the restriction is to restrict matters required to identify the invention stated in a claim or claims, and the industrial applicability and the problem to be solved of the invention stated in the said claim or claims prior to the amendment are identical with those after the amendment)
(3) Correction of errors; and
(4) Clarification of an ambiguous statement (limited to the matters stated in the reasons for rejection in the OA).
For the purpose of item (ii) above, the amended claim must be patentable.