35 U.S. Code § 311 - Inter partes review
2013—Subsec. (c)(1). Pub. L. 112–274 struck out “or issuance of a reissue of a patent” after “grant of a patent”.
2011—Pub. L. 112–29 amended section generally. Prior to amendment, section related to request for inter partes reexamination.
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 107–273, § 13202(a)(1)(B), substituted “The” for “Unless the requesting person is the owner of the patent, the”.
Amendment by Pub. L. 112–274 effective Jan. 14, 2013, and applicable to proceedings commenced on or after such date, see section 1(n) of Pub. L. 112–274, set out as a note under section 5 of this title.
Section effective Nov. 29, 1999, and applicable to any patent issuing from an original application filed in the United States on or after that date, see section 1000(a)(9) [title IV, § 4608(a)] of Pub. L. 106–113, set out as an Effective Date of 1999 Amendment note under section 41 of this title.
Pub. L. 106–113, div. B, § 1000(a)(9) [title IV, subtitle F, § 4606], Nov. 29, 1999, 113 Stat. 1536, 1501A–571, required the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office to submit to Congress a report on possible inequities of certain inter partes reexamination proceedings no later than 5 years after Nov. 29, 1999.
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