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(1)A patentee may at any time by notice given to the comptroller offer to surrender his patent.
(2)Where such an offer is made the comptroller shall advertise the offer in the prescribed manner; and within the prescribed period after such advertisement any person interested may give notice to the comptroller of opposition to the surrender.
(3)Where any such notice of opposition is duly given the comptroller shall notify the patentee.
(4)If the comptroller is satisfied, after hearing the patentee and any opponent, if desirous of being heard, that the patent may properly be surrendered he may accept the offer and by order revoke the patent.
(5)An appeal shall lie from any decision of the comptroller under this section.
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