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Q105. Amending Junior Application to Have it Read on Senior Application (Senior application and Junior application)

Q105. Amending Junior Application to Have it Read on Senior Application (Senior application and Junior application)
 Can the scope of the claims of a junior application cover (“read on”) the practice of the invention as described in the senior application? (Is it a good way of defining allowability of junior application claims?)

A105. It may happen in some cases that the scope of the claims of a junior application cover the practice of the invention described in the senior application. However, since such a practice is disclosed or suggested in the senior application, the junior application will be rejected under Art.29-2 (whole content approach) of the Patent Law.
 Therefore, it is not considered to be a good way for defining allowability of junior application claims to cover the practice of the invention as described in the senior application.