35 U.S. Code § 302 - Request for reexamination
Any person at any time may file a request for reexamination by the Office of any claim of a patent on the basis of any prior art cited under the provisions of section 301. The request must be in writing and must be accompanied by payment of a reexamination fee established by the Director pursuant to the provisions of section 41. The request must set forth the pertinency and manner of applying cited prior art to every claim for which reexamination is requested. Unless the requesting person is the owner of the patent, the Director promptly will send a copy of the request to the owner of record of the patent.
2011—Pub. L. 112–29 struck out “of this title” after “301” and after “41”.
Pub. L. 106–113, § 1000(a)(9) [title IV, § 4732(a)(8)], substituted “Director pursuant” for “Commissioner of Patents pursuant”.
Amendment by Pub. L. 112–29 effective 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(