37 CFR 42.411: Common interests in the invention

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

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42.411    Common interests in the invention.

The Board may decline to institute, or if already instituted the Board may issue judgment in, a derivation proceeding between an application and a patent or another application that are commonly owned.

[Added 77 FR 56068, Sept. 11, 2012, effective Mar. 16, 2013]