10.044. What happens to the demand for international preliminary examination once it has been received? The International Preliminary Examining Authority promptly notifies the applicant of the date of receipt of the demand, and then examines the demand to ascertain whether it meets all the requirements. If it does not, the International Preliminary Examining Authority invites the applicant to comply. For full details on the correction of defects in the demand, see Rule 60.1 and paragraphs 10.047 to 10.049, and paragraph 10.050.
10.045. The International Preliminary Examining Authority sends the demand or a copy thereof to the International Bureau. The International Bureau then notifies Offices of their election and informs the applicant that it has done so. For full details, see Rules 61.2 and 61.3. In addition, the International Bureau, promptly after the filing of the demand but not before the international publication, publishes information on the WIPO website at: www.wipo.int/patentscope/search/en/structuredSearch.jsf on the demand and the elected States concerned, as provided in the Administrative Instructions.
Date retrieved: 02 November 2015