An applicant has been asked to submit a substitute specification in compliance with 37 CFR 1.52, 1.121(b)(3) and 1.125. The amendments are made to brief description of drawings, detailed description and drawings. No new subject matter has been added.
I want to understand as to what the response sheet should contain in filing a response to notice to file corrected application papers.
The usual format one would follow is:-
Dear Commissioner: This paper responds to the notice dated January XX, 20XX which is attached below:
In response to the notice I have carried out the following:
• Amendments to the Specification begin on page 2 of this paper.
• Amendments to the Drawings begin on page 9 of this paper.
• Remarks/Arguments begin on page 11 of this paper.
My questions are:
Under the heading "Amendments to the Specification begin on page 2 of this paper", should the applicant just mention the amended paragraph numbers or show the complete amended paragraphs? I'm asking this because the applicant will anyway be submitting the substitute specification which includes marked version and clean version.
Should the response document include the marked version, clean version of the specification and replacement sheets of drawings? or should the response document,the marked version, clean version of the specification and replacement sheets of drawings be made as separate documents?
If someone can provide me a sample response document or link to some website covering the above mentioned issues, it would be helpful.