37 CFR 1.987: Suspension of inter partes reexamination proceeding due to litigation

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

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1.987    Suspension of inter partes reexamination proceeding due to litigation.

If a patent in the process of inter partes reexamination is or becomes involved in litigation, the Director shall determine whether or not to suspend the inter partes reexamination proceeding.

[Added, 65 FR 76756, Dec. 7, 2000, effective Feb. 5, 2001; revised, 68 FR 14332, Mar. 25, 2003, effective May 1, 2003; revised, 77 FR 46615, Aug. 6, 2012, effective Sept. 16, 2012]