PCT AG-IP 10.079 How do the applicant, the International Bureau and the elected Offices receive the international preliminary report on patentability (Chapter II of the PCT) and, where applicable, its translation?

Article 36(1)
36(3)(a)
Rule 71.1
73.2
93bis

10.079.   How do the applicant, the International Bureau and the elected Offices receive the international preliminary report on patentability (Chapter II of the PCT) and, where applicable, its translation?  The International Preliminary Examining Authority transmits, on the same day, copies of the international preliminary report on patentability (Chapter II of the PCT) (and any annexes – see paragraph 10.076) to the applicant and the International Bureau.  The latter transmits copies of the report (including any annexes) to the elected Offices, as well as a translation into English of the body of the report where that is required by any elected Office in accordance with Rule 93bis;  a translation of any annexes, if required, must be prepared and sent to the elected Offices concerned by the applicant himself (see paragraph 10.078 and the National Phase).  If, in the opinion of the applicant, there are errors in the translation of the international preliminary report on patentability (Chapter II of the PCT), he may send written observations on such errors to any interested elected Office and must send a copy of such observations to the International Bureau.  As far as comments on the content of the international preliminary report on patentability (Chapter II of the PCT) itself are concerned, they should be addressed to the elected Offices during the national phase.

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Date retrieved: 02 November 2015

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