37 CFR 11.38: Contested case
Taken from the USPTO's TM Federal Statutes and Rules, Last Revised in January 2018
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§11.38 Contested case.
Upon the filing of an answer by the respondent, a disciplinary proceeding shall be regarded as a contested case within the meaning of 35 U.S.C. 24. Evidence obtained by a subpoena issued under 35 U.S.C. 24 shall not be admitted into the record or considered unless leave to proceed under 35 U.S.C. 24 was previously authorized by the hearing officer.
[Added 73 FR 47650, Aug 14. 2008, effective Sept. 15, 2008]