37 CFR 11.101: Competence

Taken from the Ninth Edition of the MPEP, Revision 07.2015, Last Revised in November 2015

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11.101    Competence.

A practitioner shall provide competent representation to a client. Competent representation requires the legal, scientific, and technical knowledge, skill, thoroughness and preparation reasonably necessary for the representation.

[Added 78 FR 20180, Apr. 3, 2013, effective May 3, 2013]