Filing of Divisional Patent Applications
Despite the fact that filing of divisional patents has been recently accepted by the PTO, the divisional applications will only be accepted by the PTO (i.e. granted a record number) at the moment of resolving the reconsideration action and only if there is no overlapping at all between the divisional and the original claims.
Consequently, applicants should be completely certain, that the subject matter of divisional claims is completely different from the one of the original claims. Otherwise, it is highly probable that the prosecution of the divisional application is not accepted by the Colombian PTO. If necessary, the divisional claims can be modified at any time before the reconsideration action is solved. Once the PTO has decided on the reconsideration action, it will not be possible to make any other modification.