Board means the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and includes:
(1) For a final Board action:
(i) In an appeal or contested case, a panel of the Board.
(ii) In a proceeding under § 41.3, the Chief Administrative Patent Judge or another official acting under an express delegation from the Chief Administrative Patent Judge.
(2) For non-final actions, a Board member or employee acting with the authority of the Board.
37 CFR § 41.2
Unless otherwise clear from the context, the following definitions apply to proceedings under this part: