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- A request that a higher authority (in a patent office or a court) review an adverse patentability decision (a rejection of a claim) by an Examiner. In the USPTO, an appeal is first taken to the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences. MPEP 1205.
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- Appeal, Notice of, appeal (patent), Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences, BPAI, BPAIIS, CCPA, Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC or Fed. Cir.), Court of Customs and Patent Appeals (CCPA), Federal Circuit, Notice of Appeal, withdrawn claim