2619 Copy of Printed Patent [Added R-2]
The Office will prepare a separate file wrapper for each reexamination request, which will become part of the patent file. Since in some instances it may not be possible to obtain the patent file promptly, requesters are required under 37 CFR 1.915(b)(5) to include a copy of the printed patent for which reexamination is requested. The copy of the patent for which reexamination is requested should be provided in a double column format. The full copy of the printed patent (including the front page) is employed to provide the abstract, drawings, specification, and claims of the patent for the reexamination request and resulting reexamination proceeding.
A copy of any disclaimer, certificate of correction, or reexamination certificate issued in the patent must also be included, so that a complete history of the patent (for which reexamination is requested) is before the Office for consideration. A copy of any Federal Court decision, complaint in a pending civil action, or interference decision should also be submitted.