37 CFR 11.301: Meritorious claims and contentions

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

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11.301    Meritorious claims and contentions.

A practitioner shall not bring or defend a proceeding, or assert or controvert an issue therein, unless there is a basis in law and fact for doing so that is not frivolous, which includes a good-faith argument for an extension, modification or reversal of existing law.

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