Substitute specification with markings - clean version

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I'd like to be clear when responding to a Notice to File Corrected Application Papers. The required item is: "...The substitute specification must be submitted with markings and be accompanied by a clean version (without markings) as set forth in 37 CFR 1.125(c) and a statement that the substitute specification contains no new matter (see 37 CFR 1.125(b)). The specification, claims, and/or abstract page(s) submitted is not acceptable and cannot be scanned or property stored because: The line spacing on the specification, claims, and/or abstract is not 1-1/2 or double spaced (see 37 CFR 1.52(b))."

Perhaps I'm over-thinking this. What is meant by the phrase "submitted with markings and be accompanied by a clean version (without markings)"? Is it only necessary to submit a response where the line spacing of the specification, claims, and/or abstract is double spaced?

SPF

Posted 2017-07-31T17:57:55.410

Reputation: 11

Answers

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The markings do not apply to you if line spacing is the only change to your documents. Submitting the corrected documents and including a note to the examiner about no new matter should satisfy the request. See posting.

sverre

Posted 2017-07-31T17:57:55.410

Reputation: 31