37 CFR 42.22: Content of petitions and motions

Taken from the Ninth Edition of the MPEP, Revision 08.2017, Last Revised in January 2018

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42.22    Content of petitions and motions.

  • (a) Each petition or motion must be filed as a separate paper and must include:
    • (1) A statement of the precise relief requested; and
    • (2) A full statement of the reasons for the relief requested, including a detailed explanation of the significance of the evidence including material facts, and the governing law, rules, and precedent.
  • (b) Relief requested. Where a rule in part 1 of this title ordinarily governs the relief sought, the petition or motion must make any showings required under that rule in addition to any showings required in this part.
  • (c) Statement of material facts. Each petition or motion may include a statement of material fact. Each material fact preferably shall be set forth as a separately numbered sentence with specific citations to the portions of the record that support the fact.
  • (d) The Board may order additional showings or explanations as a condition for authorizing a motion (see § 42.20(b) ).
[Added, 77 FR 48612, Aug. 14, 2012, effective Sept. 16, 2012]