Law - Oral Hearing Date

Any applicant appealing the rejection of a claim (termed an appellant) may request an oral hearing before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences. A notice of the date of the hearing is sent to the appellant.

The position of the USPTO on this issue is described in the following section(s) of the Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (MPEP):

MPEP 1209 - Oral Hearing

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