PCT AG-IP 5.074 What declarations may be referred to in Box No. VIII and included in Boxes Nos. VIII(i) to (v)?

5.074.   What declarations may be referred to in Box No. VIII and included in Boxes Nos. VIII(i)
to (v)?
  The applicant may, for the purposes of the national law applicable in one or more designated States, include any of the following declarations under Rule 4.17:

Rule 4.17(i)
51bis.1(a)(i)

– Box No.VIII(i):  declaration as to the identity of the inventor (This declaration need not be made if the name and address of the inventor are indicated in the request, that is, usually in Boxes No. II and/or III).

Rule 4.17(ii)
51bis.1(a)(ii)

– Box No.VIII(ii):  declaration as to the applicant’s entitlement, as at the international filing date, to apply for and be granted a patent.  (This declaration does not apply to situations where the applicant’s entitlement was acquired only after the international filing date.)

Rule 4.17(iii)
51bis.1(a)(iii)

– Box No.VIII(iii):  declaration as to the applicant’s entitlement, as at the international filing date, to claim priority of the earlier application.  (This declaration does not apply to situations where the applicant’s entitlement was acquired only after the international filing date.) 

Rule 4.17(iv)
51bis.1(a)(iv)

– Box No.VIII(iv):  declaration of inventorship (only for the purposes of the United States of America).  (Submitting a declaration of inventorship during the international phase may be advantageous as inventors may be more difficult to be reached when the application enters the national phase).

Rule 4.17(v)
51bis.1(a)(v)

– Box No.VIII(v):  declaration as to non-prejudicial disclosures or exceptions to lack of novelty.

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Date retrieved: 02 November 2015

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