37 CFR 42.7: Management of the record

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

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42.7    Management of the record.

  • (a) The Board may expunge any paper directed to a proceeding or filed while an application or patent is under the jurisdiction of the Board that is not authorized under this part or in a Board order or that is filed contrary to a Board order.
  • (b) The Board may vacate or hold in abeyance any non-Board action directed to a proceeding while an application or patent is under the jurisdiction of the Board unless the action was authorized by the Board.
[Added, 77 FR 48612, Aug. 14, 2012, effective Sept. 16, 2012]