37 CFR 42.20: Generally

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

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42.20    Generally.

  • (a) Relief. Relief, other than a petition requesting the institution of a trial, must be requested in the form of a motion.
  • (b) Prior authorization. A motion will not be entered without Board authorization. Authorization may be provided in an order of general applicability or during the proceeding.
  • (c) Burden of proof. The moving party has the burden of proof to establish that it is entitled to the requested relief.
  • (d) Briefing. The Board may order briefing on any issue involved in the trial.
[Added, 77 FR 48612, Aug. 14, 2012, effective Sept. 16, 2012]