Patent Application Amendment After Payment Of Issue Fee Law and Legal Definition

In the context of Patent, an amendment after payment of issue fee is an amendment made by the applicant after the application has been allowed and the issue fee paid. This is a statutory amendment. Such an amendment is not made as a matter of right but is controlled by 37 CFR § 1.312. This amendment should be accompanied by a petition to the Commissioner showing good and sufficient reasons why the amendment was not presented earlier.