909.02 Applications: Assignment and Transfer in USPC [R-07.2022]

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 classified in USPC may be delegated when such authority is deserved.

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