Processing of Decision
Ninth Edition of the MPEP, Revision 10.2019, Last Revised in June 2020
2245 Processing of Decision [R-07.2015]
After the examiner has prepared the decision and proofread and signed the final version, the reexamination file and decision are forwarded to the Central Reexamination Unit (CRU) Legal Instrument Examiner (LIE) for coordinating the clerical processing carried out by the technical support staff.
A copy of the decision is then mailed to the patent owner and to any third party, along with any required copies of prior art documents. The signed copy of the decision and a copy of any prior art enclosed is made of record in the reexamination electronic file (file history).