34. Jane files a nonprovisional application with the USPTO containing at least one drawing figure under 35 USC 113 (first sentence) and at least one claim. Subsequently, Jane receives a “Notice of Omitted Items” from the USPTO indicating that the application which Jane filed lacks page 5 of the specification. Assuming that the application without page 5 satisfies 35 USC 112, which of the following statements is true based on proper USPTO practice and procedure?
(A) If Jane is willing to accept the application as filed, she need not respond to the Notice, and the Office will accord the filing date of the original application. Jane will need to file an amendment renumbering the pages consecutively and canceling incomplete sentences caused by the missing page 5.
(B) Jane must promptly submit the omitted page and accept an application filing date as of the date of submission of the omitted page.
(C) Jane must promptly submit the omitted page and will be accorded a filing date as of the date of filing the original application.
(D) Within 3 months of the Notice date, Jane must file an affidavit asserting that page 5 was in fact deposited in the USPTO with the original application. Jane will be accorded the filing date of the original application.
(E) Within 3 months of the Notice date, Jane must file a proper petition asserting that page 5 was in fact deposited in the USPTO with the original application, accompanied by the proper petition fee and evidence that page 5 was in fact deposited as alleged. Jane will be accorded the original filing date of the application.
34. ANSWER: (A) is correct and (B), (C), (D) and (E) are wrong. MPEP § 601.01(d).