Notice of filing of all complete ex parte reexamination requests filed under 35 U.S.C. 302 will be published in the Official Gazette, approximately 4 – 5 weeks after filing.
Both reexamination requests filed under 35 U.S.C. 302 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.
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).