A change in any part of a patent application made after it is filed. Also, the communication from the applicant to a patent office directing or requesting that a change be made is also called an amendment. Amendments are typically made to overcome rejections, objections or requirements made by the patent office. MPEP 714.
An answer to an office action by a United States Patent and Trademark Office Examiner, usually modifying, correcting, striking, or adding claims, or correcting drawings and/or distinguishing prior art in an attempt to overcome objections to allowance of the application.
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