37 CFR 1.939: Unauthorized papers in inter partes reexamination

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

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1.939    Unauthorized papers in inter partes reexamination

  • (a) If an unauthorized paper is filed by any party at any time during the inter partes reexamination proceeding it will not be considered and may be returned.
  • (b) Unless otherwise authorized, no paper shall be filed prior to the initial Office action on the merits of the inter partes reexamination.
[Added, 65 FR 76756, Dec. 7, 2000, effective Feb. 5, 2001]