PCT AG-IP 7.025 May the applicant respond to the international search report?

Article 18(2)
Rule 44.1

7.025.   How do the applicant and the International Bureau receive the international search report?  The International Searching Authority transmits, on the same day, one copy of the international search report (or, where none is established, a declaration to that effect – see paragraphs 7.013 and 7.014) and the written opinion established by it to the applicant and to the International Bureau.  The latter publishes the international search report with the published international application (see paragraph 9.015) and sends a copy to the designated Offices.

7.025A.   May the applicant respond to the international search report?  The Regulations do not specifically provide for an opportunity for the applicant to respond to the international search report, except that after receipt of the report, the applicant is entitled, under Article 19, to one opportunity to amend the claims of the international application (see paragraphs 9.004 to 9.011).  For the possibility to respond to the written opinion of the International Searching Authority, see paragraph 7.030.

Source: http://www.wipo.int/pct/en/appguide/text.jsp?page=ip07.html

Date retrieved: 24 November 2017

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