37 CFR § 42.120 - Patent owner response.

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§ 42.120 Patent owner response.

(a) Scope. A patent owner may file a single response to the petition and/or decision on institution. A patent owner response is filed as an opposition and is subject to the page limits provided in § 42.24.

(b) Due date for response. If no time for filing a patent owner response to a petition is provided in a Board order, the default date for filing a patent owner response is three months from the date the inter partes review was instituted.

[77 FR 48727, Aug. 14, 2012, as amended at 85 FR 79129, Dec. 9, 2020]

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