37 CFR 41.104: Conduct of contested cases

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

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41.104    Conduct of contested cases.

  • (a) The Board may determine a proper course of conduct in a proceeding for any situation not specifically covered by this part and may enter non-final orders to administer the proceeding.
  • (b) An administrative patent judge may waive or suspend in a proceeding the application of any rule in this subpart, subject to such conditions as the administrative patent judge may impose.
  • (c) Times set in this subpart are defaults. In the event of a conflict between a time set by rule and a time set by order, the time set by order is controlling. Action due on a day other than a business day may be completed on the next business day unless the Board expressly states otherwise.
[Added, 69 FR 49959, Aug. 12, 2004, effective Sept. 13, 2004]