PCT AG-IP 11.037 Which mistakes cannot be rectified?

Rule 91.1(g)

11.037.  Which mistakes cannot be rectified?  The following mistakes cannot be rectified under Rule 91:

– omissions of entire elements or sheets of the international application, even if clearly resulting from inattention at the stage of filing of the international application, for example, when copying or assembling sheets;

– mistakes in the abstract;

– mistakes in an amendment under Article 19, unless the International Preliminary Examining Authority is the competent authority to authorize the rectification of such mistakes under Rule 91.1(b)(iii);

– mistakes in a priority claim or in a notice correcting or adding a priority claim if the rectification of the mistake would cause a change in the priority date (see paragraph 6.038 concerning whether such mistakes can instead be corrected under Rule 26bis.1(a));

Source: http://www.wipo.int/pct/en/appguide/text.jsp?page=ip11.html

Date retrieved: 02 November 2015

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