37 CFR 42.3: Jurisdiction

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

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42.3    Jurisdiction.

  • (a) The Board may exercise exclusive jurisdiction within the Office over every involved application and patent during the proceeding, as the Board may order.
  • (b) A petition to institute a trial must be filed with the Board consistent with any time period required by statute.
[Added, 77 FR 48612, Aug. 14, 2012, effective Sept. 16, 2012]