37 CFR 41.200: Procedure; pendency

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

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41.200    Procedure; pendency.

  • (a) A patent interference is a contested case subject to the procedures set forth in subpart D of this part.
  • (b) Any reference to 35 U.S.C. 102 or 135 in this subpart refers to the statute in effect on March 15, 2013, unless otherwise expressly indicated. Any reference to 35 U.S.C. 141 or 146 in this subpart refers to the statute applicable to the involved application or patent.
  • (c) Patent interferences shall be administered such that pendency before the Board is normally no more than two years.
[Added, 69 FR 49959, Aug. 12, 2004, effective Sept. 13, 2004; para. (b) removed and reserved, 75 FR 19958, Apr. 15, 2010, effective Apr. 15, 2010; para. (b) added, 80 FR 17918, Apr. 2, 2015, effective May 13, 2015]