MPEP Q & A 49: Correspondence to a Different Address for a Supplemental Examination Proceeding

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Question:

How can a patent owner get the Office to send correspondence to a different address for the supplemental examination proceeding?

Answer:

If the patent owner desires the Office to send correspondence to a different address, then a new power of attorney must be filed in the patent for which supplemental examination is requested and in the supplemental examination proceeding, or in the resulting ex parte reexamination proceeding, if ordered.

Chapter Details:

The answer to this question can be found in chapter 2800 of the MPEP. This chapter covers Supplemental Examination.

The answer is from the 9th Edition, Revision 07.2015. Depending on future changes to the MPEP, the question and answer may or may not be applicable in later Editions or revisions.

Section Summary:

This question and answer comes from section 2805 of the MPEP.  The following is a brief summary of section 2805.

2805 Correspondence with Patent Owner; Patent Owner Address

The correspondence address will be the address in the file of the patent for which supplemental examination is requested. If the patent owner desires the Office to send correspondence to a different address, then a new power of attorney must be filed in the patent for which supplemental examination is requested and in the supplemental examination proceeding, or in the resulting ex parte reexamination proceeding, if ordered.

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