MPEP 2800

Supplemental Examination

Quick Statistics:

Number of Pages:  65 pgs
Sections:  2801 – 2823

Brief Summary:

Chapter 2800 provides guidance on Supplemental Examination, which was created by the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) effective September 16, 2012.

Supplemental examination provides a patent owner with a mechanism to request that the Office consider, reconsider, or correct information believed to be relevant to the patent.

Key Terms:

Supplemental ExaminationEx Parte ReexaminationRepresentative of Patent Owner

37 CFR (Code of Federal Regulations):

37 CFR 1.605Items of information.
37 CFR 1.610Content of request for supplemental examination.

35 USC (United States Code):

35 USC 257Supplemental examinations to consider, reconsider, or correct information.

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