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1005    Exceptions to Partial Signatory Authority [R-08.2012]

Examiners who are delegated partial signatory authority are expected to sign their own actions with the exception of the following actions which require the signature of the primary examiner:

Allowances (MPEP § 1302.13).

Examiner’s amendments (MPEP § 1302.04).

Quayle actions (MPEP § 714.14).

Final rejections (MPEP § 706.07 and § 803.01).

Withdrawal of final rejection (MPEP § 706.07(d) and (e)).

Actions on amendments submitted after final rejection (MPEP § 714.12).

Examiner’s answers on appeal (MPEP § 1208).

Initiation of an interference (MPEP § 2309).

Actions suggesting claims for interference purposes (MPEP § 2305).

Actions involving copied patent claims (MPEP § 2307).

Actions reopening prosecution (MPEP § 1214.07).

Requests for withdrawal from issue (MPEP § 1308).

37 CFR 1.312 amendments (MPEP § 714.16).

Rejection of previously allowed claim (MPEP § 706.04).

Final holding of abandonment for insufficient reply (MPEP § 711.03(a)).

Actions based on affidavit or declaration evidence (37 CFR 1.131 and 1.132 (MPEP § 715.08 and § 716)).

Suspension of examiner’s action (MPEP § 709).

Reissue applications (decisions on reissue oath or declaration) (MPEP § 1444).

Requests for an extension of time under 37 CFR 1.136(b) (MPEP § 710.02(e)).

Reexamination proceedings (MPEP § 2236).

International Preliminary Examination Reports (MPEP § 1879).

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