PCT AG-IP 6.030 What are the consequences if the requirements for the incorporation by reference are not complied with?

Rule 20.3(b)(i) 20.4
20.5(c)
20.5(e)

6.030.   What are the consequences if the requirements for the incorporation by reference are not complied with?  If not all of the requirements for the incorporation by reference are fulfilled (for example, if a missing element or part is not entirely contained in the earlier application), the international application will be assigned a later international filing date (the date of receipt of the missing element or part, to the extent that all other requirements of Article 11(1) are complied with on that date) (see paragraphs 6.025 and 6.026).  In the case of missing parts, the applicant may, however, request that the missing part be disregarded, in accordance with Rule 20.5(e).

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Date retrieved: 02 November 2015

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