2229 Notice of Request for Ex Parte Reexamination in Official Gazette [R-08.2012]
Notice of filing of all complete ex parte reexamination requests will be published in the Official Gazette, approximately 4 - 5 weeks after filing.
Both reexamination requests that have been assigned a filing date and Director-initiated orders to reexamine made without a request will be announced in the Official Gazette. The reexamination preprocessing staff of the Central Reexamination Unit (CRU) will complete a form with the information needed to print the notice. The forms are forwarded at the end of each week to the Office of Data Management for printing in the Official Gazette.
In addition, a record of requests filed will be located in the Patent Search Room and in the reexamination preprocessing area of the CRU. Office personnel may use the PALM system to determine if a request for reexamination has been filed in a particular patent. The Official Gazette notice will appear in the notice section of the Official Gazette under the heading of Requests for Ex Parte Reexamination Filed and will include the name of any requestor along with the other items set forth in 37 CFR 1.11(c).