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ADDITIONAL CLAIMS AFTER ALLOWANCE

additional claims after allowance.Patents. Claims submitted for the first time by amendment

after the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has informed the applicant of the patent application’s

allowance.  • Once a  notice  of allowance has been issued, the applicant may  not by right submit

additional  claims.  But  in  some  circumstances,  such  as  when  the  applicant  seeks  to  add  only

dependent  claims,  the  supervisory  examiner  has  authority  to  enter  an  amendment  containing

additional  claims  after  allowance  but  on  or  before  the  date  when  the  issue  fee  is  paid.  See

amendment  after  allowance  under  PATENT-APPLICATION  AMENDMENT  .  [Cases:  Patents

109. C.J.S. Patents §§ 152–155.] [Blacks Law 8th]