35 U.S.C. 100 (pre-AIA): Definitions

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35 U.S.C. 100 (pre-AIA) Definitions.

[Editor Note: pre-AIA 35 U.S.C. 100(e) as set forth below is not applicable to any patent application subject to the first inventor to file provisions of the AIA (see 35 U.S.C. 100 (note) ). See 35 U.S.C. 100(e)-(j) for the law otherwise applicable.]

When used in this title unless the context otherwise indicates -

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  • (e) The term "third-party requester" means a person requesting ex parte reexamination under section 302 or inter partes reexamination under section 311 who is not the patent owner.

(Subsection (e) added Nov. 29, 1999, Public Law 106-113, sec. 1000(a)(9), 113 Stat. 1501A-567 (S. 1948 sec. 4603).)