35 U.S. Code § 306 - Appeal

The patent owner involved in a reexamination proceeding under this chapter may appeal under the provisions of section 134, and may seek court review under the provisions of sections 141 to 144, with respect to any decision adverse to the patentability of any original or proposed amended or new claim of the patent.


(Added Pub. L. 96–517, § 1,Dec. 12, 1980, 94 Stat. 3016; amended Pub. L. 112–29, §§ 6(h)(2)(A), 20(j),Sept. 16, 2011, 125 Stat. 312, 335.)

2011—Pub. L. 112–29, § 20(j), struck out “of this title” after “134” and after “144”.
Pub. L. 112–29, § 6(h)(2)(A), substituted “144” for “145”.
Effective Date of 2011 Amendment

Pub. L. 112–29, § 6(h)(2)(B),Sept. 16, 2011, 125 Stat. 312, provided that: “The amendment made by this paragraph [amending this section] shall take effect on the date of the enactment of this Act [Sept. 16, 2011] and shall apply to any appeal of a reexamination before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences or the Patent Trial and Appeal Board that is pending on, or brought on or after, the date of the enactment of this Act.”
Amendment by section 20(j) ofPub. L. 112–29effective upon the expiration of the 1-year period beginning on Sept. 16, 2011, and applicable to proceedings commenced on or after that effective date, see section 20(l) ofPub. L. 112–29, set out as a note under section 2 of this title.

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