37 CFR 11.53: Proposed findings and conclusions; post-hearing memorandum

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

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11.53    Proposed findings and conclusions; post-hearing memorandum.

Except in cases in which the respondent has failed to answer the complaint or amended complaint, the hearing officer, prior to making an initial decision, shall afford the parties a reasonable opportunity to submit proposed findings and conclusions and a post-hearing memorandum in support of the proposed findings and conclusions.

[Added, 73 FR 47650, Aug. 14, 2008, effective Sept. 15, 2008]