new matter. 1.MATTER. 2.Patents. Additional information in an amended patent application that departs from the original disclosure. • Since the new matter was reduced to practice after the application was filed, it cannot carry the same filing date. Rather, it must be included in a continuation-in-part application. — Also termed disconformity. [Cases: Patents 109.C.J.S.
Patents §§ 152–155.]
[Blacks Law 8th]