What is new matter?

What is the meaning of new matter in patent applications? New matter in a patent application typically refers to something recited in the claims that is not supported by the specification. It can also refer to a description that an applicant tries to add to the specification that goes beyond the scope of the original […]

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Can you change a patent application after filing?

Can you change a patent application after it has been filed? Do ideas simply stop churning in your head after a patent application has been filed? Anyone creative enough to file a patent application would likely continue to think and improve upon their innovation. When your brain has been in a constant mode of creation, […]

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Can you add new content after filing patent application (CIP)?

Can you add new content after filing a patent application? Yes, it is possible to add new content after filing a utility patent application. However, there is a catch. The new matter is not added in the way you might think. Procedurally, the new subject matter is added not to the first patent application that […]

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