37 CFR 41.56 - Sanctions.

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§ 41.56 Sanctions.
(a) Imposition of sanctions. The Chief Administrative Patent Judge or an expanded panel of the Board may impose a sanction against an appellant for misconduct, including:
(1) Failure to comply with an order entered in the appeal or an applicable rule.
(2) Advancing or maintaining a misleading or frivolous request for relief or argument.
(3) Engaging in dilatory tactics.
(b) Nature of sanction. Sanctions may include entry of:
(1) An order declining to enter a docket notice.
(2) An order holding certain facts to have been established in the appeal.
(3) An order expunging a paper or precluding an appellant from filing a paper.
(4) An order precluding an appellant from presenting or contesting a particular issue.
(5) An order excluding evidence.
(6) [Reserved]
(7) An order holding an application on appeal to be abandoned or a reexamination proceeding terminated.
(8) An order dismissing an appeal.
(9) An order denying an oral hearing.
(10) An order terminating an oral hearing.
Effective Date Note:
73 FR 32977, June 10, 2008, § 41.56 was added, effective Dec. 10, 2008. Per a subsequent rule published at 73 FR 74972, Dec. 10, 2008, the effective date of this rule was delayed indefinitely.

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  • 2014-10-22; vol. 79 # 204 - Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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      DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, United States Patent and Trademark Office
      Final rule.
      Effective Date: The changes in this final rule are effective on October 22, 2014.
      37 CFR Parts 1, 2, 7, 11, 41, and 42

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Title 37 published on 2014-07-01

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 37 CFR 41 after this date.

  • 2014-10-22; vol. 79 # 204 - Wednesday, October 22, 2014
    1. 79 FR 63036 - Renaming of Express Mail® to Priority Mail Express®
      GPO FDSys XML | Text
      DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, United States Patent and Trademark Office
      Final rule.
      Effective Date: The changes in this final rule are effective on October 22, 2014.
      37 CFR Parts 1, 2, 7, 11, 41, and 42