(a) A complaint instituting a disciplinary proceeding under §§ 11.25(b)(4) or 11.32 shall:
(1) Name the practitioner who may then be referred to as the “respondent”;
(2) Give a plain and concise description of the respondent's alleged grounds for discipline;
(3) State the place and time, not less than thirty days from the date the complaint is filed, for filing an answer by the respondent;
(4) State that a decision by default may be entered if an answer is not timely filed by the respondent; and
(5) Be signed by the OED Director.
(b) A complaint will be deemed sufficient if it fairly informs the respondent of any grounds for discipline, and where applicable, the Mandatory Disciplinary Rules identified in § 10.20(b) of this subchapter that form the basis for the disciplinary proceeding so that the respondent is able to adequately prepare a defense.
(c) The complaint shall be filed in the manner prescribed by the USPTO Director.
Title 37 published on 2014-07-01
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