35 U.S.C. 27 Revival of applications; reinstatement of reexamination proceedings.
The Director may establish procedures, including the requirement for payment of the fee specified in section 41(a)(7), to revive an unintentionally abandoned application for patent, accept an unintentionally delayed payment of the fee for issuing each patent, or accept an unintentionally delayed response by the patent owner in a reexamination proceeding, upon petition by the applicant for patent or patent owner.
(Added Dec. 18, 2012, Public Law 112-211, sec. 201(b)(1), 126 Stat. 1534).