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Question: Can you reference a pending patent application for a new one?
Question Detail: Can you reference another pending application filed earlier that relates to the current patent application?

 

Answer: Yes.

 

In general, you can reference another pending application if, among other things, your current application claims priority to the earlier, pending application. You may also reference a pending application because it might provide relevant background information or even disclose an invention that might be considered duplicative of the present invention.

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