On July 2, 2012, Metal Improvement Company filed a third Request for Reexamination with the USPTO, again asking that the USPTO reexamine all of the claims of the ’876 patent in light of various printed publications submitted by MIC in the third Request. As expected, in November 2012, the USPTO issued a Notice of Intent to Issue a Reexamination Certificate, wherein the USPTO once again stated its intent to confirm all 38 of the claims of the ’876 patent in their originally issued form. As a result, all of the originally issued claims of the ’876 patent remain valid and enforceable.
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