MPEP 903.08
Applications: Assignment and Transfer

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

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903.08    Applications: Assignment and Transfer [R-07.2015]

The titles "supervisory patent examiner" and "primary examiner," as used in this Chapter 900, include in their definition any person designated by them to act on their behalf. It is recognized that authority to accept or refuse the transfer of an application may be delegated when such authority is deserved.

The Technology Center (TC) to which an application is assigned is responsible for its examination until such time as the application is officially transferred to another TC.

The primary examiners have full authority to accept any application submitted to them that they believe is properly classifiable in a class in their art unit.