The Director may establish rules for taking affidavits and depositions required in cases in the Patent and Trademark Office. Any officer authorized by law to take depositions to be used in the courts of the United States, or of the State where he resides, may take such affidavits and depositions.
35 U.S. Code § 23 - Testimony in Patent and Trademark Office cases
Based on Title 35, U.S.C., 1946 ed., § 53 (R.S. 4905).
This section is placed in part 1 since it relates to trade-mark cases in the Patent Office as well as to patent cases.
Language is changed.
1975—Pub. L. 93–596 substituted “Patent and Trademark Office” for “Patent Office” in section catchline and text.