If an applicant omits to file part(s) of the application and/or (an) entire element(s) thereof (i.e. all of the description and/or all of the claims), it may still furnish it (them) at a later date without affecting the international filing date, subject to the requirements of Rules 4.18 and 20.6(a) and provided the missing part(s) and/or element(s) were completely contained in the priority document (see Euro-PCT Guide, points 81-87). [Rule 20.6; ]
The examiner checks whether the RO's assessment of the "completely contained" criterion was correct (see GL/PCT-EPO H‑II, 2.2.2).
See also GL/PCT-EPO H‑II, 18.104.22.168, for the impact on the IPER.
Date retrieved: 30 December 2018
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EPO PCT GL - C Procedureal Aspects Chapter II
EPO PCT GL - G Patentability
EPO PCT GL - H Amendments and Corrections
XGL-PCT H II 2.2.2 Incorporating missing parts or elements completely contained in the priority document