United States Patent and Trademark Office August 29, 2012 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

September 15, 2012 Deadline to File Requests for Inter Partes Reexamination Proceedings and Modification of Notice of Failure to Comply Form
Document Number: 2012-21224
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, United States Patent and Trademark Office
Pursuant to section 6(c)(3) of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA), the authority to file inter partes reexamination requests terminates effective September 16, 2012. Accordingly, any original or corrected/replacement request for an inter partes reexamination submitted on or after September 16, 2012, will not be accorded a filing date, and any such request will not be granted. This notice provides guidance to inter partes reexamination requesters with respect to timely filing requests prior to September 16, 2012, i.e., by the September 15, 2012, last day for filing of an inter partes reexamination request.