Welcome to the new version of the Patents Manual. Please note there are changes to the numbering and sequence of the chapters and pages in the manual. You are encouraged to take the time to explore and familiarise yourself with this new structure. Who May Appear at a Hearing?

Date Published

Any parties to proceedings may appear at a hearing.  In addition, third parties who have an interest, but are not parties to proceedings, may also appear if the Commissioner considers it appropriate.  In this situation, OEP will advise the third party as to the requirements for filing submissions prior to the hearing.

Amended Reasons

Amended Reason Date Amended
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