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Title 37Chapter IPart 41Subpart A → §41.12


Title 37: Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights
PART 41—PRACTICE BEFORE THE PATENT TRIAL AND APPEAL BOARD
Subpart A—General Provisions


§41.12   Citation of authority.

(a) For any United States Supreme Court decision, citation to the United States Reports is preferred.

(b) For any decision other than a United States Supreme Court decision, citation to the West Reporter System is preferred.

(c) Citations to authority must include pinpoint citations whenever a specific holding or portion of an authority is invoked.

(d) Non-binding authority should be used sparingly. If the authority is not an authority of the Office and is not reproduced in the United States Reports or the West Reporter System, a copy of the authority should be provided.

[76 FR 72296, Nov. 22, 2011]

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