Oct ’03 AM Q#26 Question when is a supplemental oath or declaration treated as an amendment? Answer: After Notice of Allowance in reissue application.
- 714.16 Amendment After Notice of Allowance, 37 CFR 1.312
- With the exception of a supplemental oath or declaration submitted in a reissue, a supplemental oath or declaration is not treated as an amendment under 37 CFR 1.312. See MPEP § 603.01. A supplemental reissue oath or declaration is treated as an amendment under 37 CFR 1.312 because the correction of the patent which it provides is an amendment of the patent, even though no amendment is physically entered into the specification or claim(s). Thus, for a reissue oath or declaration submitted after allowance to be entered, the reissue applicant must comply with 37 CFR 1.312 in the manner set forth in this section.