37 CFR 1.601: Filing of papers in supplemental examination

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

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1.601    Filing of papers in supplemental examination.

  • (a) A request for supplemental examination of a patent must be filed by the owner(s) of the entire right, title, and interest in the patent.
  • (b) Any party other than the patent owner (i.e., any third party) is prohibited from filing papers or otherwise participating in any manner in a supplemental examination proceeding.
  • (c) A request for supplemental examination of a patent may be filed at any time during the period of enforceability of the patent.
[Added, 77 FR 48828, Aug. 14, 2012, effective Sept. 16, 2012]