United States Code/Title 35/Chapter 31/Section 313
Section 313. Inter partes reexamination order by Director
If, in a determination made under section 312(a), the Director finds that a substantial new question of patentability affecting a claim of a patent is raised, the determination shall include an order for inter partes reexamination of the patent for resolution of the question. The order may be accompanied by the initial action of the Patent and Trademark Office on the merits of the inter partes reexamination conducted in accordance with section 314.
(Added Pub. L. 106-113, div. B, Sec. 1000(a)(9) [title IV, Sec. 4604(a)], Nov. 29, 1999, 113 Stat. 1536, 1501A-568; amended Pub. L. 107-273, div. C, title III, Sec. 13202(c)(1), Nov. 2, 2002, 116 Stat. 1902.)
Pub. L. 107-273 made technical correction to directory language of Pub. L. 106-113, which enacted this section.