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2.10.10 Amendment of Patent Request - Conversion of Application to a Divisional

Date Published

Note: The information in this part only applies to:

  • requests to amend filed before 15 April 2013, other than those deemed under reg 10.6A to be filed on or after 15 April 2013.
  • requests to amend filed on or after 15 April 2013 for standard patent applications with an examination request filed before 15 April 2013.

For all other requests to amend, see 2.10.10A Amendment of Patent Request – Conversion of Application to a Divisional.

Either before or during examination, an applicant may seek to amend a patent request to convert an application to a divisional application.  Such amendment can be made under sec 104 and does not require replacement of the patent request form (see Amendment of Patent Request and Patent Request Form).  When an amendment to this effect is allowed, examiners should inform COG of the change in status to a divisional application, and any changes in priority details, as outlined in 5.5.4 Invention Details.

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