My PCT application has more than 100 claims.

I wanna have the strongest protection possible in some countries whereas in others I need some limited protection. [I don't want to waste too much money in claims]

For example, Can I able to remove some claims while applying to USPTO using a PCT application? Or it has to be amended later, after filing the USPTO application?


Yes, the claims can be amended anytime before first office action. Also, One can reduce number of claims to reduce cost while demand for excess fee payment is pending.

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