37 CFR 41.109: Access to and copies of Office records

Taken from the Ninth Edition of the MPEP, Revision 08.2017, Last Revised in January 2018

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41.109    Access to and copies of Office records.

  • (a) Request for access or copies. Any request from a party for access to or copies of Office records directly related to a contested case must be filed with the Board. The request must precisely identify the records and in the case of copies include the appropriate fee set under § 1.19(b) of this title.
  • (b) Authorization of access and copies. Access and copies will ordinarily only be authorized for the following records:
    • (1) The application file for an involved patent;
    • (2) An involved application; and
    • (3) An application for which a party has been accorded benefit under subpart E of this part.
  • (c) Missing or incomplete copies. If a party does not receive a complete copy of a record within 21 days of the authorization, the party must promptly notify the Board.
[Added, 69 FR 49959, Aug. 12, 2004, effective Sept. 13, 2004]