The Board may impose a sanction against a party for
- (1) Failure to comply with an applicable rule or order in the proceeding;
- (2) Advancing a misleading or frivolous request for relief or argument; or
- (3) Engaging in dilatory tactics.
Sanctions include entry of:
- (1) An order holding certain facts to have been established in the proceeding;
- (2) An order expunging, or precluding a party from filing, a paper;
- (3) An order precluding a party from presenting or contesting a particular issue;
- (4) An order precluding a party from requesting, obtaining, or opposing discovery;
- (5) An order excluding evidence;
- (6) An order awarding compensatory expenses, including attorney fees;
- (7) An order requiring terminal disclaimer of patent term; or
- (8) Judgment in the contested case.
[Added, 69 FR 49959, Aug. 12, 2004, effective Sept. 13, 2004]