Monday, September 10, 2012

America Invents Act - Last Day to File Inter Partes Reexamination Requests is September 15, 2012

The USPTO issued a federal register notice here reminding that the last day to file a request for inter partes reexamination is September 15, 2012.

If the request fails to obtain a filing date, the notice states the USPTO cannot be relied upon to notify in time to file corrected papers. It warns a request (or corrected request) submitted on or after September 16, 2012, will not be accorded a filing date, and will not be granted.

Yes, it's a sharp transition, but also gives last minute requesters guidance.

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