37 CFR 42.411: Common interests in the invention
Taken from the Ninth Edition of the MPEP, Revision 08.2017, Last Revised in January 2018
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42.411 Common interests in the invention.
The Board may decline to institute, or if already instituted the Board may issue judgment in, a derivation proceeding between an application and a patent or another application that are commonly owned.
[Added 77 FR 56068, Sept. 11, 2012, effective Mar. 16, 2013]