MPEP Q & A 143: Who Decides Petitions for Derivation and Conducts Any Ensuing Derivation Proceeding?

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Question:

Who decides petitions for derivation and conducts any ensuing derivation proceeding?

Answer:

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board will decide petitions for derivation and conduct any ensuing derivation proceeding.

Chapter Details:

The answer to this question can be found in the following supplement: Derivation Proceeding Final Rules. This is a special supplement that at the time of this recording is currently being tested on the Patent Bar exam. Depending on future changes to the supplement and the MPEP, the question and answer may not be applicable.

Section Summary:

This question and answer comes from the following supplement: Derivation Proceeding Final Rules.