Final means, with regard to a Board action, final for the purposes of judicial review. A decision is final only if:
(1) In a panel proceeding. The decision is rendered by a panel, disposes of all issues with regard to the party seeking judicial review, and does not indicate that further action is required; and
(2) In other proceedings. The decision disposes of all issues or the decision states it is final.
37 CFR § 41.2
Unless otherwise clear from the context, the following definitions apply to proceedings under this part: