37 CFR 11.57: Review of final decision of the USPTO Director

Taken from the Ninth Edition of the MPEP, Revision 07.2022, Published February 2023

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11.57    Review of final decision of the USPTO Director.

  • (a) Review of the final decision by the USPTO Director in a disciplinary case may be had by a petition filed in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 32. Any such petition shall be filed within 30 days after the date of the final decision.
  • (b) The respondent must serve the USPTO Director with the petition. The respondent must serve the petition in accordance with Rule 4 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and § 104.2 of this chapter.
  • (c) Except as provided for in § 11.56(c), an order for discipline in a final decision will not be stayed except on proof of exceptional circumstances.
[Added, 73 FR 47650, Aug. 14, 2008, effective Sept. 15, 2008; revised, 86 FR 28442, May 26, 2021, effective June 25, 2021]