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- A written, sworn statement that includes facts in support of the patentability of an invention. Under U.S. rules, an affidavit or declaration under 37 CFR 1.131 is used to "swearing behind" a reference and an affidavit or declaration under 37 CFR 1.132 is used in traversing a rejection. See Declaration. MPEP 715, MPEP 716.
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- Admissions by Applicant, declaration, oath, Preliminary Statement, Traverse, Verified Statement/Showing