714.01(d) Amendment Signed by Applicant but Not by Attorney or Agent of Record [R-07.2022]

If an amendment signed by the applicant, other than a juristic entity, is received in an application in which there is a duly appointed attorney or agent, the amendment should be entered and acted upon. Attention should be called to 37 CFR 1.33 in patent applications. Two copies of the action should be prepared, one being sent to the attorney and the other directly to the applicant. The notation: “Copy to applicant” should appear on the original and on both copies. An amendment submitted on behalf of a juristic entity must be signed by a patent practitioner. See 37 CFR 1.33(b)(3) and MPEP § 714.01(a).