909.01(a) New Applications in CPC [R-07.2022]

New nonprovisional utility applications are assigned directly to individual examiners by an automated routing system that uses the CPC symbols on an application to determine the best available examiner to work on that individual application. When a new application is received which, in the opinion of the assigned examiner, has one or more improper C* classifications on the application, the assigned examiner may submit a classification challenge to have a C* designation added and/or a C* designation removed. See MPEP § 909.01(d).