37 CFR 11.305: Impartiality and decorum of the tribunal

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

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11.305    Impartiality and decorum of the tribunal.

A practitioner shall not:

  • (a) Seek to influence a judge, hearing officer, administrative law judge, administrative patent judge, administrative trademark judge, juror, prospective juror, employee or officer of the Office, or other official by means prohibited by law;
  • (b) Communicate ex parte with such a person during the proceeding unless authorized to do so by law, rule or court order; or
  • (c) [Reserved]
  • (d) Engage in conduct intended to disrupt any proceeding before a tribunal.
[Added 78 FR 20180, Apr. 3, 2013, effective May 3, 2013]