§2.62 Procedure for filing response.
- (a) Deadline. The applicant’s response to an Office action must be received within six months from the date of issuance.
- (b) Signature. The response must be signed by the applicant, someone with legal authority to bind the applicant (e.g., a corporate officer or general partner of a partnership), or a practitioner qualified to practice under § 11.14 of this chapter, in accordance with the requirements of § 2.193(e)(2).
- (c) Form. Responses must be filed through TEAS, transmitted by facsimile, mailed, or delivered by hand, as set out in § 2.190(a). Responses sent via email will not be accorded a date of receipt.
[Amended 73 FR 67759, Nov. 17, 2008, effective Jan. 16, 2009; 74 FR 54898, Oct. 26, 2009, effective Dec. 28, 2009; 80 FR 2303, Jan. 16, 2015, effective Feb. 17, 2015]