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. Bias as a Result of Contact with Parties Outside of Hearing

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Private communication with the parties on matters before a hearing officer could result in allegations of bias.  Hearing officers are not to participate in such communications (see Contact with Parties Outside of Hearing).

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