37 CFR 42.222: Multiple proceedings and Joinder

Taken from the Ninth Edition of the MPEP, Revision 07.2022, Published February 2023

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42.222    Multiple proceedings and Joinder.

  • (a) Multiple proceedings. Where another matter involving the patent is before the Office, the Board may during the pendency of the post-grant review enter any appropriate order regarding the additional matter including providing for the stay, transfer, consolidation, or termination of any such matter.
  • (b) Request for joinder. Joinder may be requested by a patent owner or petitioner. Any request for joinder must be filed, as a motion under § 42.22, no later than one month after the institution date of any post-grant review for which joinder is requested.
[Added, 77 FR 48680, Aug. 14, 2012, effective Sept. 16, 2012]
[See §§ 42.200 - 42.224 Applicability Note ]