37 CFR 1.535: Reply by third party requester in ex parte reexamination

Taken from the Ninth Edition of the MPEP, Revision 07.2015, Last Revised in November 2015

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1.535    Reply by third party requester in ex parte reexamination.

A reply to the patent owner’s statement under § 1.530 may be filed by the ex parte reexamination requester within two months from the date of service of the patent owner’s statement. Any reply by the ex parte requester must be served upon the patent owner in accordance with § 1.248. If the patent owner does not file a statement under § 1.530, no reply or other submission from the ex parte reexamination requester will be considered.

[46 FR 29186, May 29, 1981, effective July 1, 1981; revised, 65 FR 76756, Dec. 7, 2000, effective Feb. 5, 2001]