United States Code

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§ 1069.
Application of equitable principles in inter partes proceedings

In all inter partes proceedings equitable principles of laches, estoppel, and acquiescence, where applicable may be considered and applied.

(July 5, 1946, ch. 540, title I, § 19, 60 Stat. 434; Pub. L. 93–596, § 1, Jan. 2, 1975, 88 Stat. 1949; Pub. L. 100–667, title I, § 119, Nov. 16, 1988, 102 Stat. 3941.)
cite as: 15 USC 1069