812 Who Should Make the Requirement [R-07.2022]

The examiner to which the application has been assigned will make the restriction requirement, unless the classification is not reasonably correct and complete. In this instance the examiner assigned the application will submit a C-Star (C*) classification challenge on the unrestricted application to have the C* classification picture corrected. If the C* challenge is proper, the application may be reassigned to another examiner whose portfolio matches the new classification picture. The newly assigned examiner would then make the restriction requirement, if appropriate.