Whenever interlineations or cancellations have been made in the specification or amendments which would lead to confusion and mistake, the examiner should require the entire portion of specification affected to be rewritten before passing the application to issue. See 37 CFR 1.125 and MPEP § 608.01(q).
Form paragraph 13.01 should be used when making such a requirement.
¶ 13.01 Requirement for Rewritten Specification
The interlineations or cancellations made in the specification or amendments to the claims could lead to confusion and mistake during the issue and printing processes. Accordingly, the portion of the specification or claims as identified below is required to be rewritten before passing the case to issue. See 37 CFR 1.125 and MPEP § 608.01(q).
- 1. Specific discussion of the sections of the specification or claims required to be rewritten must be set forth.
- 2. See form paragraph 6.28.01 for a substitute specification.