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Sections: 1901 – 1920
If any member of the public becomes aware of a pending application which he or she believes should not gain patent status, that individual has the right to file a protest in reference to the application. A protestor must have a good reason as to why the pending application should not be allowed. All this is covered in chapter 1900.
37 CFR (Code of Federal Regulations):
|37 CFR 1.291
|Protests by the public against pending applications.