MPEP 812
Who Should Make the Requirement

This is the Ninth Edition of the MPEP, Revision 08.2017, Last Revised in January 2018

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812    Who Should Make the Requirement [R-08.2012]

The requirement should be made by an examiner who would examine at least one of the inventions.

An examiner should not require restriction in an application if none of the claimed inventions is classifiable in his or her Technology Center. Such an application should be transferred to a Technology Center wherein at least one of the claimed inventions would be examined.