The requirements for PPH request at the USPTO (OLE - office of later examination, in this case) include:
- at least one claim was allowed in office of earlier examination (OEE)
- all claims requested for PPH correspond to all allowed claims from OEE
My question: is one allowed to request PPH for only a subset of the claims at the OLE office, such that some of the claims get accelerated exam under PPH and the other claims get 'normal' processing? If not, is it common that if only some claims are allowed at the OEE, one will forfeit the corresponding rejected claims at the OLE before requesting PPH?
The best source I could find for this is a FAQ pdf from the USPTO, though I have seen a more rigorous list of eligibility elsewhere.