Which claim amendments may be considered allowable by the Indian Patent Office?

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Only those claim amendments which fall in either of the category stated below, are considered allowable:

  1. Correction: If the amendment is made in order to correct a mistake made during preparation of the specification and not an error of judgement.
  2. Explanation: If the amendment is made to clarify the invention. This however should not result in addition of new matter or alteration of the scope of claims.
  3. Disclaimer: If the amendment is made to limit the scope of the invention or remove doubts.
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