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USPTO: Use of "CONT." Or "CONTINUED" in Figures Not Allowed

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    For a long time, the USPTO would accept the use of the word “Continued,” when labeling figures that took up more than one page. So, for example, if you had a FIG. 14 that could not fit on one page, it could be spread out over multiple pages. The figure on the first page would be labeled “FIG. 14”, the next page “FIG. 14 Continued”, the page after that would be “FIG. 14 Continued” and so on. See example below. There were some variations of the word “Continued” that were used such as “CONTINUED”, “CONT.” or “Cont.”.

    Since about 2014 we have seen objections to the use of “Continued” when used in conjunction with the figure legend. See excerpt below from a USPTO office objection.

    The response to the above objection is to just follow the USPTO instructions. See result below.

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