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Requests for reexamination and invalidation

Updated: Jul 19, 2007 SIPO ENGLISH Print

Any applicant who is not satisfied with the Office's decision of rejecting his application may, within three months from the date of receipt of the notification, request the Patent Reexamination Board to make a reexamination. Any entity or individual who considers that the grant of a patent right is not in conformity with the relevant provisions of the Patent Law may request the Patent Reexamination Board to declare the patent right invalid. 

The flow chart of examination on requests for reexamination and invalidation is as follows:

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