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Title 37Chapter ISubchapter APart 41


TITLE 37—Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights

CHAPTER I—UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

SUBCHAPTER A—GENERAL

PART 41—PRACTICE BEFORE THE PATENT TRIAL AND APPEAL BOARD

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Subpart A—GENERAL PROVISIONS

§41.1
Policy.
§41.2
Definitions.
§41.3
Petitions.
§41.4
Timeliness.
§41.5
Counsel.
§41.6
Public availability of Board records.
§41.7
Management of the record.
§41.8
Mandatory notices.
§41.9
Action by owner.
§41.10
Correspondence addresses.
§41.11
Ex Parte communications in inter partes proceedings.
§41.12
Citation of authority.
§41.20
Fees.
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Subpart B—EX PARTE APPEALS

§41.30
Definitions.
§41.31
Appeal to Board.
§41.33
Amendments and affidavits or other Evidence after appeal.
§41.35
Jurisdiction over appeal.
§41.37
Appeal brief.
§41.39
Examiner's answer.
§41.40
Tolling of time period to file a reply brief.
§41.41
Reply brief.
§41.45
Appeal forwarding fee.
§41.47
Oral hearing.
§41.50
Decisions and other actions by the Board.
§41.52
Rehearing.
§41.54
Action following decision.
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Subpart C—INTER PARTES APPEALS

§41.60
Definitions.
§41.61
Notice of appeal and cross appeal to Board.
§41.63
Amendments and affidavits or other evidence after appeal.
§41.64
Jurisdiction over appeal in inter partes reexamination.
§41.66
Time for filing briefs.
§41.67
Appellant's brief.
§41.68
Respondent's brief.
§41.69
Examiner's answer.
§41.71
Rebuttal brief.
§41.73
Oral hearing.
§41.77
Decisions and other actions by the Board.
§41.79
Rehearing.
§41.81
Action following decision.
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Subpart D—CONTESTED CASES

§41.100
Definitions.
§41.101
Notice of proceeding.
§41.102
Completion of examination.
§41.103
Jurisdiction over involved files.
§41.104
Conduct of contested case.
§41.106
Filing and service.
§41.108
Lead counsel.
§41.109
Access to and copies of Office records.
§41.110
Filing claim information.
§41.120
Notice of basis for relief.
§41.121
Motions.
§41.122
Oppositions and replies.
§41.123
Default filing times.
§41.124
Oral argument.
§41.125
Decision on motions.
§41.126
Arbitration.
§41.127
Judgment.
§41.128
Sanctions.
§41.150
Discovery.
§41.151
Admissibility.
§41.152
Applicability of the Federal Rules of Evidence.
§41.153
Records of the Office.
§41.154
Form of evidence.
§41.155
Objection; motion to exclude; motion in limine.
§41.156
Compelling testimony and production.
§41.157
Taking testimony.
§41.158
Expert testimony; tests and data.
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Subpart E—PATENT INTERFERENCES

§41.200
Procedure; pendency.
§41.201
Definitions.
§41.202
Suggesting an interference.
§41.203
Declaration.
§41.204
Notice of basis for relief.
§41.205
Settlement agreements.
§41.206
Common interests in the invention.
§41.207
Presumptions.
§41.208
Content of substantive and responsive motions.


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